Devon County Council has committed to establishing a Citizens’ Assembly to enable views of the general public to play an important role in the production of the Devon Carbon Plan by the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group (DCERG).
The Assembly will have the opportunity to develop informed opinions and collectively discuss and review policy recommendations on decarbonising Devon.
The DCERG and the University of Exeter are committed to working together to ensure that the Assembly is delivered according to best practice, building upon the latest expert knowledge and research. This will ensure the Assembly operates on a legitimate and credible basis.
The Assembly will comprise a representative sample of Devon’s citizens from different social backgrounds, including young people, who will be paid for their involvement. The process governing how the Assembly’s membership will be selected has yet to be agreed.
A timescale for establishing both the Assembly and developing the Devon Carbon Plan will be discussed at the next meeting of the DCERG on the 26th June 2019.