Scotland's Climate Assembly meets for the first time - but Extinction Rebellion walks out

24 November 2020

7-8 November 2020  First meeting of the Assembly

‘How should Scotland change to tackle the climate emergency in an effective and fair way?’

On the 7th & 8th November, Scotland’s Climate Assembly hosted Members at the first Assembly meeting. Members from age 16 to 82 joined experts and facilitators online to tackle the question with which they have been tasked. 

Read more at  Climate change / Scotland's Climate Assembly

But Extinction Rebellion walks out

Extinction Rebellion, one of whose demands for some time has been the calling of Citizens' Assemblies to accelerate a serious response to climate change, has walked out of the Scottish Climate Assembly which has just held its first meeting.   Read more


Environment Committee route map to a green recovery

The Scottish Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee published its green recovery report on 8 November, stating that we need an integrated, bold approach to recovery, based on community cohesion, wellbeing and equality, and transcending sectoral boundaries.

Read more at  Coronavirus recovery


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