The UK Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change was created by MPs last year. It has just published an interim briefing on Covid-19, recovery and the path to net zero.
The briefing looks at Economic Recovery and Lifestyle Changes.
●79% of assembly members ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ that, “Steps taken by the government to help the economy recover should be designed to help achieve net zero.”
●93% of assembly members ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ that, “As lockdown eases, government,employers and/or others should take steps to encourage lifestyles to change to be more compatible with reaching net zero.”
Note: Climate Assembly UK was commissioned by six cross-party Select Committees of the UK Parliament to explore how the UK should reach its legally-binding target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The assembly’s 108 participants are together representative of the UK population in terms of demographics and levels of concern about climate change.
The final report will be published in September.