Shared Future publish North of Tyne Citizens’ Assembly Report
Earlier this week, the biggest Citizens’ Assembly in the north east of England released it’s recommendations.
The North of Tyne Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change saw fifty citizens in the region come together to discuss how the region can combat climate change.
The Assembly, facilitated by non-profit Shared Future CIC on behalf of the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), started on 24 February and ended on 24 March, running for a total of 30 hours over eight sessions. Assembly members, selected to reflect the diversity of the population, listened to and questioned a range of expert commentators before creating a set of recommendations to be taken to the NTCA Cabinet to consider.
The assembly members shared ideas, deliberated on the issues and came up with a set of thirty recommendations. North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll will take the recommendations to NTCA cabinet of July 27.
“The Citizens’ Assembly members have pooled their collective wisdom and produced a list of thirty recommendations which are in the report which will go to Cabinet. I was really excited to see the recommendations and was not disappointed. It’s fascinating to see what this representative group of people, just like you and me, want to see done.”
Learn more about the North of Tyne Combined Authority and Jamie Driscoll’s comments on the report here.