In a hotel room in Birmingham, one hundred ordinary people are doing something rather extraordinary. For four weekends, members of the UK’s Climate Assembly are discussing – in a polite, constructive, and very un-2020 way – how on earth we achieve what the UK government has decided we will achieve, i.e. naff all climate pollution in 30 years time.

What’s really special is that these people are not yoghurt weavers like Dave and Ol. They represent a cross-section of society, including climate sceptics, so should arrive at solutions likely to meet with broad public and political approval. In theory.

To find out what it’s like in that hotel room, and what David Attenborough is really like, we speak to the person running the whole shebang. Sarah Allan is Head of Engagement at the participation charity ‘Involve’, who are running Climate Assembly UK for six committees of the UK Parliament.

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