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List of climate assemblies

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This article is an offshoot or our Citizens' assembly page. It is also related to our XR and future democracy article, which is why it might seem a little UK-centric.

The term climate assembly is used here to mean any citizens assembly considering, either exclusively or otherwise, a response to climate change or climate emergency.

The list could be expanded to include also peoples' assemblies, or other gatherings, for example of the kinds listed on the Future Democracy Hub happening in response to climate emergency.

United Kingdom[edit]

UK Local assemblies[edit]


Citizens Assembly to be convened in January 2020 [1]


  • Oxford Citizens Assembly on Climate Change,, held over two weekends in September and October 2019. [2] Many videos on the website.



  • Citizens’ Assembly on the climate crisis, Camden Citizens' Assembly held in July 2019. The Assembly proposals will inform a new Climate Action Plan for Camden to be published in 2020.


  • Lambeth Citizens’ Assembly, Assembly planned for October/November 2019 [3]


  • European Assembly for Climate Justice W

The European Assembly for Climate Justice took place in Brussels from 26 to 29 November 2010. Over 250 people from ten European countries assembled for four days of debates, discussion, action and networking. The Assembly was organised following a call out from Via Campesina for 1000 Cancuns where people across the world would organise popular assemblies in the run up to the COP16. Activities included a Critical mass bike ride, workshops, a popular assembly, a conference and a "Sing for the Climate" event organised by the Belgian Climate Coalition.



  • Citizens' Assembly (Ireland) W

A Citizens' Assembly in Ireland in 2016 considered several political questions including climate change.

Recommendations, all passed by at least 80% of members, included: empowering an independent body to address climate change; Greenhouse gas (GHG) tax, including carbon tax and agricultural GHG tax; encouragement of climate change mitigation, electric vehicles, public transport, forests, organic farming, and natural peat bogs; reduction of food waste; microgeneration of electricity; ending subsidy of peat extraction; increasing bus lanes, cycle lanes and park and ride facilities.

The Oireachtas responded to the report by establishing a Joint Committee on Climate Action, which published its own report on 29 March 2019. On 9 May 2019 the Dáil endorsed the committee's report and symbolically declared a "climate and biodiversity emergency". The motion also requested a Citizen's Assembly to study the biodiversity loss emergency and how the state can improve its response. A "government action plan on climate change" followed on 17 June 2019.


As of November 2019, 4 local groups, see Map of climate assemblies,

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News and comment[edit]


Sep 14 How do we discover what matters most to people to help them thrive? noelito [4]




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Citizens' assembly W includes sections on disadvantages as well as advantages.

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  1., 24/10/2019