Citizen Panel Discuss Organisations Tackling the Climate Crisis

Businesses, News – Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

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.

Camden Council and the Citizen Panel are exploring ways that the panel could work with and support local businesses deliver on their climate ambitions. If your business would like to register an interest for this opportunity and find out more please email camdencca@camden.gov.uk to discuss further.

To learn about the Climate Action Plan progress and find out more about panel discussions, click here. To read the Climate Action Plan condensed summary click here.

Take the Camden Climate Pledge here.