Academic Panel Member helping to ensure the accuracy of the Climate Assembly UK the Climate Assembly UK. Climate Assembly UK was commissioned by six cross-party House of Commons Select Committees in summer 2019 in response to the Government’s commitment to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Clair Gough will serve on the Academic Panel which is made up of 13 researchers working on areas of climate change to be covered by the assembly. The Panel will use its expert knowledge to review written briefings for Assembly members and to support the Expert Leads in their role. Climate Assembly UK will meet for its first weekend on Friday 24 January.