‘Citizens’ juries’ deliver climate crisis verdict to Westminster

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Four expert-advised panels across UK agree cost of reaching net zero must not fall on low- and middle-income households

Katie Lloyd signed up last year to join a cross-section of people in her area of south Wales to learn more about the climate crisis and agree ways to reduce carbon emissions. The impact of the discussions, organised by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) thinktank, were so profound that in September the 24-year-old marketing executive will begin an MA in sustainability.

She said her eyes were opened by climate breakdown experts who not only made presentations but also stayed to answer questions from members of the panel, dubbed “citizens’ juries” by the IPPR.

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