We launched Climate citizens with a panel discussion on 8 July 2021. Speakers included:

  • Rebecca Willis, Lancaster University (chair)

  • Lilian Greenwood MP

  • Marc Robson, participant, Climate Assembly UK

  • Guy Newey, Energy Systems Catapult

  • Indra Thillainathan, Climate Change Committee

  • Rachel Coxcoon, Lancaster University

Here's a video of the launch.

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The Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee is a group of MPs whose job is to scrutinise the work BEIS, the government department primarily responsible for climate policy.

The BEIS Select Committee was one of several committees to commissions Climate Assembly UK. They are currently doing work to look at the impact of the Climate Assembly and how different stakeholders, including the Government, have used the Assembly findings.

Following our submission to the Committees call for evidence, project lead Rebecca Willis was invited to give oral evidence.

You can watch the full recording of the evidence session with this link.

You can find more information about the committees inquiry into the Climate Assembly with this link.
Reasons to be Cheerful
Rebecca Willis made her second appearance on Ed Miliband’s podcast ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’. She was joined by fellow academics Graham Smith and Archon Fung to discuss how citizens’ assemblies can fit into our wider political system to improve participation and deliberation. Listen to the episode with this link.

You can see Rebecca’s previous appearance on Reasons to be Cheerful, marking the final weekend of Climate Assembly UK, with this link.