RESIDENTS are being asked to “join the conversation” as the city’s first Climate Assembly met up.

The 50 members of the Brighton and Hove Climate Assembly met for the first time last Tuesday.

The randomly chosen committee considered how we can “step up actions to reduce transport-related carbon emissions in the city.”

In the coming days and weeks, you will be able to comment on the presentations the climate assembly will be discussing in their five sessions from September to November.

You will also be able to take part in discussions, surveys and offer ideas through the online platform.

Council leader Phelim Mac Cafferty said: “This is an opportunity for the wider city to be involved and join in with the discussions the climate assembly is having.

“We want everyone to be able to take part and share thoughts, views and ideas.

“It is your chance to help shape the actions that will lead to less pollution and cleaner air.”

“The first conversation is about how to reduce transport-related carbon emissions and toxic air pollutants which can affect our health and the health of our loved ones.

“We can all contribute to making things better.

“Thank you for taking part. It will help us to understand the wide range of views, ideas, proposals and opinions from our varied city.”