Oxford Citizens Assembly on Climate Change

Presentations and materials

Pre reading materials:

Materials available to assembly members and the public before the assembly included:

Weekend One (Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September)

During the first weekend, a series of speakers provided a scene-setting overview of the issue, what happens if we don’t act, and what it takes to get to net zero emissions. The remainder of the first weekend examined each theme and subject area in turn, including consideration of the associated key challenges and trade-offs.

Recorded speaker presentations and presentations will be uploaded here following the week following the assembly - view the weekend one schedule.

The videos of the presentations are available to view here.

Day 1


Councillor Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford 

Ipsos MORI - introduction, ground rules, aims and objectives 

  • Watch Ipsos MORI video

Introduction to Climate Change

Linnet Drury, Climate Campaigner - Why is climate change important?

Myles Allen, Environmental Change Institute - What are the impacts of climate change? The scale of the problem global to local 

Tara Clarke, Climate Outreach - What impacts will we experience?

Assembly Member questions

What can we do about it?

Jenny Hill, Committee on Climate Change - What does net zero actually mean?

Asad Rehman, War on Want – Inequality and climate justice – a global perspective

Barbara Hammond Low Carbon Hub - Oxford’s response to climate change so far

Tim Sadler, Oxford City Council - Oxford City Council’s priorities and responsibilities for supporting our citizens and shaping our environment

Assembly Member questions

Theme 1 (Waste Reduction)

Expert Speaker - Trewin Restorick, Hubbub


Assembly Member questions

Theme 2 (Buildings)

Expert Speaker – Alex Baines, The Design Buro


Dr David Hancock, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Caroline Green, Oxford City Council

Rajat Gupta from the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD)

Assembly Member questions

Day 2


Theme 3 (Transport)

Expert Speaker - Llewelyn Morgan, Oxfordshire County Council


Assembly Member questions

Theme 4 (Biodiversity and Offsetting)

Expert Speaker - Professor Kathy Willis, University of Oxford


Assembly Member questions

Theme 5 (Renewable Energy)

Expert Speaker - Nick Eyre, Environmental Change Institute


Assembly Member questions

Assembly Member reflections on weekend one and closing remarks from Councillor Susan Brown

Weekend Two (Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October)

The second weekend involved participants’ discussion and deliberation of each subject area and the introduction of specific questions around particular trade-offs. The questions spanned areas that the Council has direct control, where it can work in partnership with other statutory bodies, and where it can influence others.

Ipsos MORI - Introduction

Nick Chater, University of Warwick

Rob Hopkins, Transition Network

Post Assembly

Materials available to participants after the second weekend of the assembly concluded: