Weekend 8 Agenda

This was Scotland’s Climate Assembly’s final meeting and enabled Assembly members to catch up with each other, to discuss the Scottish Government’s response to their recommendations, and to agree on a statement.

 

Friday Evening

Aim: to provide an update of what has happened since Assembly members last met, to report on changes in the context of the climate emergency, and to catch up informally.

Assembly members were updated on what has happened internationally and what some members have been involved in since the Assembly last convened. This update included contributions from Assembly members who participated in events at COP 26 in Glasgow, Ministerial meetings and other engagement opportunities.

Evidence Group member Professor Iain Stewart reported on significant changes in the context of the climate emergency.

Friday evening’s meeting was also a chance for Assembly members to catch up in an informal setting and share what they have been doing to take climate action in their own lives and communities

 

Saturday

Aim: to present an expert assessment of the Scottish Government’s response to Assembly recommendations and to determine Assembly members’ reactions to it.

The Assembly’s Evidence Group presented their assessment of how well the Government’s response aligns with the Assembly’s recommendations, and of how impactful the policies outlined in the response paper could be.

Assembly members also discussed with members of the Children’s Parliament how they feel about the Government’s response.

Over the remainder of the weekend, members together agreed their response to the Scottish Government’s report.

 

Sunday

Aim: to meet with a Ministerial panel to discuss the Government's response, and to develop a statement.

In the morning, Assembly members had time to prepare their questions for the Ministerial panel. The virtual panel will then took place, giving members a chance to raise questions and concerns with Scottish Government directly.

In the central activity of the day, members developed their statement, sharing and refining their ideas both in smaller groups and together as a whole Assembly.

Finally, Assembly members explored and established self-directed ways to remain engaged in the period after the official Assembly process will have concluded.

 

Please note...

Facilitated deliberation among Assembly members took place for most of the sessions during Weekend 8 and will not be open for observers or made publicly available. Transcripts of each video presentation are available via the links below each video. This will bring you to another website page where you can view the video while viewing the entire transcript.

 

Material Provided to Assembly Members

Scottish Government Response: Expert Assessment

Scottish Government Response: A3 Overview

Friday PM

7-9 PM

Watch Friday evening's plenary session here. You can find further video material shown to the Assembly below.

7:10 PM

To remember some of their previous work of the Assembly, members first watched again a video on their Statement of Ambition.

7:15 PM

Assembly members then watched a video outlining their vision for Scotland's future.

7:30 PM

Evidence Group member Professor Iain Stewart reflects on the work of the Climate Assembly, on developments in the context of climate change, and on next steps.

Click here for a transcript of the video.

8:15 PM

Members also watched this wonderful animated video on Scotland's Climate Assembly starring member David P. and Children's Parliament Investigator Maya.

We are delighted to share two illustrations, one of Professor Iain Stewart's update on the context of climate change, and one of the Assembly members' updates, by live illustrator Rosemary Cunningham. 

To see the images in a bigger format, please right-click on the illustration and select "open image in new tab".

Illustration Rosie1Fri
Illustration Rosie2fri

Saturday AM

10-12:30

Watch Saturday morning's plenary session here. You can find further video material shown to the Assembly below.

10:30 AM

To start things off, Evidence Group member Professor Kevin Anderson gives his take on the Scottish Government's Response overall.

Click here for a transcript of the video.

10:35 AM

Evidence Group members Professor Dave Reay and Pete Smith give their assessment of the Government's response on diet, land use and resources.

Click here for a transcript of the video.

11:05 AM

Evidence Group members John Ward and Professor Iain Docherty give their assessment of the Government's response on transport, work and business.

Click here for a transcript of the video.

11:45 AM

Evidence Group members Daisy Narayanan and Professor Lori McElroy give their assessment of the Government's response on housing and communities.

Click here for a transcript of the video.

12:10 PM

Evidence Group members Prof Graeme Roy and Dr Katherine Trebeck give their assessment of the Government's response on taxation, regulation and measuring success.

Click here for a transcript of the video.

Saturday PM

2-4:30 PM

Watch Saturday afternoon's plenary session here. You can find further video material shown to the Assembly below.

2:05 PM

The afternoon session was started with an opportunity for Assembly members and Children's Parliament Climate Investigators to catch up with each other.

Click here for a transcript of the video.

2:10 PM

Deputy First Minister John Swinney responds directly to the Children's Parliament.

Click here for a transcript of the video.

We are delighted to share illustrations of Saturday's meetings from live illustrator Rosemary Cunningham. 

To see the images in a bigger format, please right-click on the illustration and select "open image in new tab".

Illustration Kevin Anderson
Illustration Dave Reay
Illustration Pete Smith
Illustration John Ward
Illustration Iain Docherty
Illustration Daisy Narayanan
Illustration Katherine Trebeck
Illustration Graeme Roy
Illustration Lori McElroy
Illustration CP

Sunday AM

10:30 AM

In the morning, Assembly members had the opportunity to raise questions about the Government's response directly with Patrick Harvie MSP and Richard Lochhead MSP.

10-12:30

Watch Sunday morning's plenary session here. You can find the Ministerial Q&A above.

Sunday PM

3:35 PM

Members share their Statement of Response. 

2-4:30 PM

Watch the Sunday afternoon plenary here.

5-6:15 PM

The observer session and its Q&A is available to watch below.

We are delighted to share illustrations of Sunday's meetings from live illustrator Rosemary Cunningham.

To see the images in a bigger format, please right-click on the illustration and select "open image in new tab".

Illustration Ministers Qs1
Illustration Ministers Qs2
Illustration Ministers Qs3
Illustration Observer Q&A