Wokingham Borough’s Labour councillors explain then need for a Citizens’ Assembly on the Climate Emergency.
Petition - Citizens' Assembly on the Climate EmergencyWe live or study in Wokingham Borough. We note the current climate emergency action plan adopted by Council is a plan that will definitely not make Wokingham Borough Carbon neutral by 2030. We petition Wokingham Borough Council to: (1) Commission a Citizens’ Assembly to address the issue of how to make the Borough Carbon neutral by 2030; (2) Ensure the Citizens’ Assembly is free from political inference and control; (3) Commit to adopting the recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly.
You can find out more about Citizens’ Assemblies here:
Local Government Association https://www.local.gov.uk/topics/devolution/engaging-citizens-devolution/approaches-civic-and-democratic-engagement
Electoral Reform Society https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/what-is-a-citizens-assembly/
Royal Society of Arts https://www.thersa.org/globalassets/reports/2020/IIDP-citizens-assembly.pdf
Climate Assembly UK https://www.climateassembly.uk/about/citizens-assemblies/
Leeds Climate Change Jury https://www.leedsclimate.org.uk/leeds-climate-change-citizens-jury
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