The Green Alliance Podcast

How citizens' assemblies are transforming the political process ('Insights', series 1 - episode 10)

Episode Summary

Dr Rebecca Willis has researched and promoted citizen assemblies for climate change and is an expert lead for the Climate Assembly UK. Gwen Buck asks her how it feels to see her ideas become a reality. They discuss why deliberative democracy should be part of the Covid-19 response.

Episode Notes

In this episode, we interview professor in practice at Lancaster University and expert lead for the Climate Assembly UK, Dr Rebecca Willis.

She gives her insights into the assembly’s process and what the results could mean for future UK climate action.

She discusses her new book Too hot to handle? The democratic challenge of climate change which reports on her revealing interviews with leading politicians across the parties and their attitudes to climate action.