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 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 was 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 was 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 lodged a report before the debate. The debate took place on 23 July. Read what the States Assembly said in the published Hansard or you can listen to a recording of the debate on the States Assembly website
The Carbon Neutral Roadmap Preferred Strategy was published in November 2021. This Preferred Strategy included the initial Ministerial response to the recommendations made by the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change. The Carbon Neutral Roadmap has now been lodged for debate by the States Assembly in April 2022. The Roadmap takes into consideration the recommendations made by the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate change as well as feedback from the consultation on the draft Carbon Neutral Roadmap. A separate report has also been published updating the Ministerial Response to the recommendations made by the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change.