A European exploration on how citizens can help us strengthen democracy and fight climate change
Our parliamentary democracies have fallen short in solving one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: climate change. The dominance of party politics, short-term thinking, the commercial lobby of multinationals and polarization has not only lead to insufficient climate policies but has also weakened our democracies. Meanwhile, various European examples with Climate Citizens’ Assemblies have shown how a group of randomly selected citizens offer more inclusive political representation, receive more public support and come to more effective solutions to complex challenges as climate change.
From April – July 2021, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Bureau Burgerberaad, Extinction Rebellion NL and De Transitiemotor join forces in the international research project “Climate Citizens’ Assemblies: learning with, from and for Europe”. Through LIVECAST sessions and on this public knowledge platform, the project brings different European practices and keyplayers of Climate Citizens’ Assemblies together to exchange knowledge, enhance collective learning and develop guidelines for effective and just implementation.
Want to get in touch?
If you are actively involved in (the organisation of) a Climate Citizens’ Assembly in Europe, and want to get into touch about the project: please send an email to programmaker Charley Fiedeldij Dop (she/her) on email@example.com