The Camden Climate Citizen Panel is made up of 15 people that live and work in the borough. They have been meeting online over the course of the last 9 months to discuss the key themes of the Climate Action Plan: People, Places, Buildings, Organisations, in order to review and scrutinise progress, and work with the Council in a collaborative and co-design capacity.
The Panel was formed in September 2020 following a period of recruitment over the summer. The creation of the panel came as a direct recommendation from the Citizens’ Assembly on the Climate Crisis which took place in July 2019, shortly before Camden Council declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency in October 2019.
The panel met in May to consider the ‘Buildings’ and ‘Organisations’ themes and the impact they have in addressing the climate crisis. The interrelated nature of the topics led to insightful discussions around how the panel could support the uptake of the Camden Climate Pledge to tackle the 66% of borough-wide emissions emitted by organisations in Camden. Panel members suggested that the pledge could benefit from: being more closely aligned with COP26, spotlighting high performing signatories, embedding schools at the heart of key sustainability messaging with a focus on biodiversity, and using the panel as a resource to engage and support businesses.
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