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Five CREDS members to advise the UK’s first nationwide citizens’ assembly on climate change

09 January, 2020

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CREDS is delighted to have five representatives announced as members of the advisory and academic panels for the UK’s first nationwide citizens’ assembly on climate change.

CREDS is delighted to have five representatives announced as members of the advisory and academic panels for the UK’s first nationwide citizens’ assembly on climate change.

The assembly will give people a say on how the UK reaches its net-zero emissions target by 2050. It was commissioned by a group of cross-party MPs to give Parliament and Government an understanding of what people think.

The CREDS representatives are Nick Eyre, Jillian Anable, John Barrett, Benjamin Sovacool and Michael Grubb.

CREDS Director, Nick Eyre, said: “I am delighted that CREDS will have a role in advising the climate assembly. Delivering UK climate targets will need the active engagement of many people to reduce energy use, so this is an important step in the right direction.”

Assembly members will listen to a wide range of views and evidence and then make up their mind on issues such as how we travel, what we buy and how we heat our homes. The way the assembly is run will be transparent with evidence sessions live streamed and key documents available on the Climate Assembly UK website. A report of the assembly members’ recommendations will be presented to Parliament and made public in April.

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