We would like to thank the citizens’ assembly for dedicating their time and energy to help design a carbon neutral future for Jersey and its citizens. The participants showed a strong level of ambition and have recommended we aim to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.
The citizens’ assembly heard from stakeholders and experts and debated and discussed Jersey’s carbon neutral journey. They have now produced and published their recommendations for how best to get there. The participants focused on transport and heating, cooking and cooling. These sectors are the two main sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Jersey.
The full report Achieving carbon neutrality – Report of Jersey’s Citizens’ Assembly on climate change can be read on the States Assembly website.
Watch this short film about the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change to find out more.
As part of the process, an in-committee debate is required to consider the suggestions of the Citizens’ Assembly. The Minister for Environment was called upon to arrange for that to take place. The debate is an opportunity for States Members to give their initial reaction to the work of the Citizens’ Assembly, and outline whether they welcome the recommendations.
The Minister for the Environment, Deputy John Young, said: “This debate is the next key milestone on the Island’s path and transition to carbon neutrality. It’ll allow us to gauge the political will and ambition, from across the States Assembly, for real action in this area and to get a sense of which recommendations are likely to gain their support. More information is available on the Government of Jersey website.