Citizens’ Assembly

Covid-19 Update: The health of our team and our communities is of the utmost importance therefore due to the current lockdown situation, the Citizens’ Assembly has been postponed.


The Devon Climate Emergency 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.

The assembly will have the opportunity to develop informed opinions and collectively discuss and review policy recommendations on decarbonising Devon. The assembly will comprise a representative sample of Devon’s citizens who will be paid for their involvement.

The Response Group 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.

A rapid review of evidence and best practice has been prepared, which has made recommendations on how the citizens’ assembly should operate. Download the document below.

The recommendations were endorsed by the Response Group at its meeting on the 18th December 2019. The selection of a recruitment and facilitation provider for the assembly will commence in early 2020.