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Sustaining the political mandate for climate action

Our report on how UK politicians, charged with leading the way, respond to the climate crisis have been recently released. Following our previous report from 2018 which looked at how UK MPs understand and respond to climate change, this report is based on a new set of interviews with 15 MPs, and a focus group … Continue reading Sustaining the political mandate for climate action

Open peer review paper by Prof. Rebecca Willis

Prof. Willis assessed the need for transparency and community involvement in the decision-making process of the new coal mine in Cumbria. Please, do dive in and add your comments here

Funded Masters position on Climate Citizens project

We have funding to cover the tuition fees for one Masters of Science by Research (MSc-R) at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. The successful applicant will join the Climate Citizens project team to conduct a piece of original research on one of two topics: Green financial reform and the prospect of democratisation What climate policies … Continue reading Funded Masters position on Climate Citizens project

Open position for a PhD in our team

We are currently advertising for a PhD student to join the Climate Citizens team at Lancaster University on an interdisciplinary project that will investigate a crucial and neglected issue: the question of how to govern reductions in energy use. The deadline for applications is the 21st of April 2023. Please contact Jacob Ainscough with any … Continue reading Open position for a PhD in our team

Climate Citizens Visiting Fellows announced

We are excited to announce that we have selected five fellows to work with us for the next 24 months. They are Bea Natzler, David Evans, Elisa Minsart, Karolina Trdlicova and Lucy Farrow. Click here if you would like to know who they are.

Pancho Lewis participates on The Conversation blog

Lewis talks about how to understand local support for the new pit in Cumbria coal mine. Find it here.

Jacob Ainscough and Ray Plummer discuss the findings of a citizens panel aiming to develop policy for decarbonizing homes in the podcast The Owl Hoot.

25/10/2022 You can read the full article here.

New publication and policy briefing

New research from the Climate Citizens project shows people are a neglected dimension in energy and climate governance. An analysis recently published in the journal Energy Research and Social Science has revealed that people are barely mentioned in government documents like the Net Zero Strategy – and when they are, they are thought of primarily … Continue reading New publication and policy briefing

Visiting Fellowship opportunity

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 17:00 (BST) Monday 24th October We are excited to be inviting applications to join the Climate Citizens project as a Visiting Fellow. The scheme is open to anyone working on public engagement on climate and energy issues in any capacity, including (but not limited to): civil servants, public engagement consultants, professional facilitators, academics at … Continue reading Visiting Fellowship opportunity

Citizens’ panel findings launched

What would home energy policies look like if they were designed by people who lived in those homes? Our new report presents the findings of a citizens’ panel addressing this question. We brought together a group of home owners with advisors from the Climate Change Committee (CCC) to design people-friendly policies to bring down emissions … Continue reading Citizens’ panel findings launched