Citizens’ Assembly on the climate crisis
In July 2019, Camden held the UK’s first Citizens' Assembly on the climate crisis. Over three sessions, Assembly members considered evidence from climate scientists, environmentalists and community energy practitioners, before developing their proposals on how Camden should address the climate crisis. The Assembly proposals will inform a new Climate Action Plan for Camden which will be published in 2020.
Download the Assembly's summary report with details of the process and outcomes: Camden Citizens' Assembly on the Climate Crisis - recommendations for tackling the climate crisis in Camden.
Read about the three Citizens’ Assembly sessions below:
Session 1: Climate change and Camden
Download the event programme (PDF) for Session 1. Please see the table below for presentations and footage from the first Assembly meeting:
|Welcome by Georgia Gould, Leader of the Council||Video clip|
|Welcome by Sir Keir Starmer MP||Video clip|
|Prof Mark Maslin – The science of climate change||Powerpoint (PDF)||Video clip|
|Chris Dunham – Current CO2 emissions in Camden||Powerpoint (PDF)||Video clip|
Session 2: Pathways to the future
Download the event programme (PDF) for Session 2. Please see the table below for presentations and footage from the second Assembly meeting:
|Recap from session 1: Chris Dunham, Carbon Descent||Video clip|
|At Home: Stephen Evans and Debbie Bourne – Personal carbon footprint||Powerpoint (PDF)||Video clip|
|At home: Chris Newman – Energy efficiency at home||Powerpoint (PDF)||Video clip|
|In my neighbourhood: Leo Murray – Community Action||Powerpoint (PDF)||Video clip|
|In my neighbourhood: Trevor Keeling – Neighbourhoods of the Future||Powerpoint (PDF)||Video clip|
|My Council: Joanna Marshall-Cook – Sustainability at University College London||Powerpoint (PDF)||Video clip|
|My Council: Dee Searle – Climate Emergency Camden||Powerpoint (PDF)||Video clip|
Session 3: Action for Change
The Assembly proposals were informed by over 600 community ideas from residents, school children, businesses and organisations. Learn more about the community ideas (PDF) and review them in more detail here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Carbon dioxide reduction to 2030
Read our latest report on how carbon dioxide emissions across the borough can be reduced: London Borough of Camden: Carbon Scenarios to 2030 (PDF)