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 -sparking civic protests all over Europe. Meanwhile, a growing number of European examples with Climate Citizens’ Assemblies have demonstrated how a group of randomly selected citizens offer more inclusive decision-making, reach more effective solutions to complex challenges as climate change, and receive more public support for their policy recommendations.
From April – September 2021, Pakhuis de Zwijger and Bureau Burgerberaad, with the support of Extinction Rebellion NL and De Transitiemotor, join forces in the international project: Climate Citizens’ Assemblies: learning with, from and for Europe. Through LIVECAST sessions and the development of this public knowledge platform (“Dossier”), the project brings different European practices and key players together to exchange knowledge, enhance collective learning and come to concrete guidelines for effective and just implementation of Climate Citizens’ Assemblies.
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