Glasgow George Square

Glasgow’s Citizens' Assembly Meets to Discuss Climate Emergency


The first session of a citizens' assembly, which has been set up to discuss the climate emergency, will take place in Glasgow this week.

The assembly, which is being facilitated by market research company Ipsos MORI in conjunction with Glasgow City Council, will involve a randomly selected representative group of 50 residents from across the city.

Meeting five times across August, Assembly members will be presented with evidence from policy experts on various subjects. They will then be asked to discuss how Glasgow can tackle the climate emergency by 2030, sharing their views on aspects of the transition to net-zero carbon that will most impact them.

A report detailing the assembly members' priorities and recommendations will then be presented to councillors before the start of COP26, which begins on 31 October in the city this year.

Thoughts on the Meeting