Lambeth's citizens’ assembly on the climate crisis

Why we held a citizens' assembly on the climate crisis

The scale of the challenge we face requires a collective response from every organisation and person in Lambeth. We believe a citizens' assembly was crucial to building consensus around a shared plan of action.

What is a citizens’ assembly?

A citizens’ assembly is a group of people who are brought together to discuss an issue or issues and reach a conclusion about what they think should happen. Read more about them.

How you can get involved

In 2020 we collected your ideas on Common Place and this will be used as evidence the assembly hears. We have relaunched the site where you can watch sessions and comment on the recommendations.

What is climate change and what does it mean for Lambeth?

Climate change is a global issue, but it is already affecting Lambeth and will continue to do so. We need to take action now to reduce the impact and mitigate the changes that are already happening. 

How did the citizens’ assembly work?

The assembly was made up of 50 randomly selected Lambeth citizens, who reflect the population of Lambeth. Participants heard evidence from different groups, including climate experts and local campaigns.


Read about the topics that will be discussed and debated during each of the sessions

Steering group and expert advisory board

The steering group and advisory board made sure the assembly ran successfully. This included ensuring the material presented to the assembly were balanced and responding to the recommendations that the assembly has delivered


The recommendations from the Assembly have now been published and can be viewed online. We want to know what you think!