An online knowledge platform to enhance collective learning and develop guidelines for succesful and just implementation of Climate Citizens’ Assemblies in Europe
Climate Citizens’ Assemblies offer a framework in which politicians and citizens can deliberate, establish trust, and achieve broadly supported and impactful climate policies. But if we want to get citizens off the bench and in the game for real, we have to do it right: no false promises or half-baked participation processes, but serious impact through deliberation and political commitment.
This platform describes and gives recommendations for the different phases a Climate Citizen Assemby should follow for succesful implementation
PHASE 1 - PREPARATION.
To optimize a Climate Citizens’ Assembly’s impact, preparation is key. In this phase the foundation is laid for its credibility, the level of support for its recommendations, and its political implementation.
SELECTION OF THE PARTICIPANTS
TRANSPARENCY AND PUBLIC VISIBILITY
PHASE 2 - THE CLIMATE CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY
Although each citizens’ assembly is different, they often roughly consist of three steps: learning, deliberating, and formulating the recommendations. Depending on the scope of the topic the assembly takes place over the course of four to six weekends.
PHASE 3 - POLITICAL FOLLOW-UP
The level to which the recommendations are translated into policy is crucial
for the impact and credibility of Climate Assemblies.