The North of Tyne is running a Citizens Assembly on Climate Change.  That’s a way of getting people who live here to shape what we do.  Together they will be discussing what the issues are – and what can be done about them.

Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Mayor, said: We all know how serious climate change is. And there are things we can do as individuals – how we heat our homes, where we buy our food, where we travel to and how we get there.

“But the main bulk of the change needs to happen at a larger scale, at a community and a government level.  And crucially it needs buy in from everyone. We all need to be involved in working out the solutions. And I would like you to follow it and get involved.”

What a Citizen’s Assembly does is engage real people to look at the choices and trade-offs they’d be willing to make.   The assembly meets for the first time on Wednesday the 24th of February.  The members have already been recruited.

You can follow its progress on the Citizens’ Assembly on climate change page or by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

You can take part by emailing your comments to