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What is a Climate Assembly?

A climate assembly brings together randomly-selected everyday people to learn, deliberate and make recommendations on aspects of the climate crisis. How does Climate Assemblies work though? And how can Climate assemblies help change our approach to fixing Climate issues. In this short video we'll walk you through the details about what Climate assemblies are. KNOCA is a European network for sharing best practice on the design and implementation of Climate Assemblies.

Climate Assemblies

Panel Citoyen pour le climat de Wallonie

April 24th, 2021 - Wallonia, Belgium

In Wallonie, regional authorities have gathered a panel of 50 citizens. During 13 meetings, the panelists exchanged and debated on the measures to be implemented in order to reach -55% of greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2030 compared to the GHG emitted in 1990. At the end of their discussions, 168 recommendations for reducing GHGs were adopted.

Attendants: 50

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La Convention citoyenne locale pour le climat d’Est Ensemble

September 2021 - January 2022 - Île-de-France, France

This assembly has been tasked with discussing five topics; Housing, Food and Consumption, Transport, Work and Production, and Commitment to Change. The assembly will meet across 5 weekends.

Attendants: 100

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La convention Citoyenne locale pour le climat d’Est Ensemble

September 2021 - Île-de-France, France

This assembly has been tasked with discussing five topics; Housing, Food and Consumption, Transport, Work and Production, and Commitment to Change. The assembly will meet across 5 weekends.

Attendants: 100

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The Frankfurt Democracy Convention 2021: 'Frankfurt macht (Klima)Politik'

October 2021 - November 2021 - Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

The Frankfurt Democracy Convention is an annual democratic citizens' forum, which for its' second edition will have 60 local citizens convene on ways for the city to tackle climate protection.

Attendants: 60

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The Frankfurt Democracy Convention 2021: 'Frankfurt macht (Klima)Politik'

October 2021 - Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

The Frankfurt Democracy Convention is an annual democratic citizens' forum, which for its' second edition will have 60 local citizens convene on ways for the city to tackle climate protection.

Attendants: 60

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Bonn4Future - Klimaforum

September 2021 - June 2022 - Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

As part of larger, local climate initiative, Bonn4Future, a series of climate forums has been set in motion. Here, local climate challenges and measures will be identified, informing a local climate action plan.

Attendants: 100

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Bonn4Future - Wir fürs Klima

September 10th, 2021 - Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

As part of larger, local climate initiative, Bonn4Future, a series of climate forums has been set in motion. Here, local climate challenges and measures will be identified, informing a local climate action plan.

Attendants: 100

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Klímavészhelyzet van – mit tegyen Budapest?

September 2020 - Budapest, Hungary

In September of 2020 the city of Budapest and 50 of its' residents held a local assembly, deliberating on the goals the city should set for itself when dealing with climate change, as well as how to achieve them.

Attendants: 50

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Krakowski panel klimatyczny

April 2021 - June 2021 - Kraków, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

The Krakow Climate Panel focused on the city's climate neutrality through its' central question: How can the City of Krakow and its residents reduce energy consumption and increase the use of renewable energy?

Attendants: 60

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Poznański Panelu Obywatelskiego

February 2021 - May 2021 - Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland

In the city of Poznan, 70 citizens were gathered to discuss both how should the city should adapt its' green areas to the changing climate, and if the city should abandon coal burning in households.

Attendants: 70

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Adur & Worthing Climate Assembly

September 2020 - December 2020 - England, United Kingdom

Across 5 sessions, the Council of Adur & Worthing assembled citizens and had them address issues of how the region could collectively tackle climate change, as well as what it would mean for the local way of life.

Attendants: 43

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Blackpool Climate Assembly

January 2021 - February 2021 - Blackpool, England, United Kingdom

As a response to the declared climate emergency, the city of Blackpool had its' own climate assembly in early 2021, spanning 4 sessions. At the same time, a parallel youth climate assembly was also ran.

Attendants: 40

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Blaenau Gwent Climate Assembly

March 2nd - 28th 2021 - Wales, United Kingdom

Four housing associations organized this assembly with the help from local authorities, exploring how the climate should be tackled locally through discussions on sub-themes such as housing, nature and transport.

Attendants: 47

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Brent Climate Assembly

November 19th 2019 - December 7th 2019 - England, United Kingdom

The London Borough of Brent convened a climate assembly over two months in 2019. The results of their deliberations were brought to local politicians and informed a new local plan for tackling climate change.

Attendants: 53

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The Brighton and Hove Climate Assembly

July 2th 2020 - November 26th 2020 - England, United Kingdom

Across 5 sessions, the Brighton & Hove climate assembly looked at transport, one of the city’s biggest sources of carbon emissions - and in particular in how emissions could potentially be reduced.

Attendants: 50

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Camden Council’s Citizens’ Assembly on the Climate Crisis

July 1st 2019 - July 20th 2019 - England, United Kingdom

The London Borough of Camden convened a climate assembly in the summer of 2019. The results of their deliberations were brought to local politicians and informed a new local plan for tackling climate change.

Attendants: 50

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Croydon Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change

January 22th 2020 - February 20th 2020 - Croydon, England, United Kingdom

The London Borough of Croydon convened a climate assembly, in which discussion revolved around the roles that individuals, communities and the Council could play to tackle the climate crisis, together.

Attendants: 72

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The Devon Climate Assembly

May 22nd-23rd 2019 - England, United Kingdom

Following an interim 'Carbon Plan', which outlined necessary steps if Devon is to reach climate neutrality by 2050, a local partnership in Devon gathered an assembly to deliberate on issues that still needed resolving.

Attendants: 70

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Lambeth's Citizens' Assembly on Climate Change

May 2021 - July 2021 - England, United Kingdom

Following an open call for residents to identify organizations and initiatives already tackling climate change, an assembly was formed with the intent of coming up with local solutions and recommendations.

Attendants: 50

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Jersey Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change

March 2021 - May 2021 - Jersey

Regional assembly

Across 16 sessions divided into 4 blocks, the assembly was introduced to the climate issues facing Jersey, after which they deliberated the islands' own contributions and devised recommendations for policy change.

Attendants: 45

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Jersey’s Citizens’ Assembly on climate change

February 26th, 2020 - Jersey

National assembly

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Attendants: 45

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Newham Citizens' Assembly on Climate Change

February 6th 2020 - February 23th 2020 - England, United Kingdom

To bring together the council of Newham and its' citizens on the issue of climate change, an assembly was tasked to deliberate how residents and the council could work together to be carbon neutral in 2050.

Attendants: 36

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North of Tyne Citizens' Assembly on Climate Change

February 24th 2021 - March 24th 2021 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

In early 2021, an online climate assembly was held in North of Tyne. Here, 50 citizens spent 30 hours over the span of a month gaining insights and deliberating on aspects of climate change and the local response.

Attendants: 50

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Oxford Citizens Assembly on Climate Change

September 2019 - October 2019 - Oxford, England, United Kingdom

With this assembly, Oxford became the first UK city to hold a citizens assembly on climate change to help address the issue of climate change, and consider the measures that should be taken in Oxford.

Attendants: 42

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Convention citoyenne pour l'Occitanie

September 2020 – October 2021 - Toulouse, Occitanie, France

The assembly met for two three-day sessions, and a concluding day. It drafted proposals related to local environmental action, social justice measures and new democratic practices. The region’s inhabitants were then invited to vote on some of these proposals to select their priorities for the regional Green New Deal.

Attendants: 100

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Rouen citoyenne

January 2022-March - Glisolles, Normandie, France

For three weekends, the citizens' assembly prepared recommendations for the city council to adapt the city to the climatic, health and industrial risks it will face in the decades to come. The mayor has undertaken to create a permanent assembly to monitor their implementation.

Attendants: 30

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Convention citoyenne métropolitaine pour le climat de Grenoble

March 2022 - October 2022 - Grenoble, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

The Convention will meet at least once a month to issue recommendations on how to reduce GHG emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Those that fall within the scope of competence of the Metropolis will be submitted to the vote of the metropolitan council and could lead to a citizen vote in 2023.

Attendants: 150

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Vorarlberg Klima-Zukunft

July 6th 2021 - Vorarlberg, Austria

Inspired by the Vorarlberg approach

Attendants: 21

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Umgang mit Grund und Boden

22nd-23rd of September 2017 - Vorarlberg, Austria

This mini-public was the first of its kind in Vorarlberg. It was bottom-up initiated by a group/network of people focusing on soil and land. They collected almost 1400 signatures (1000 needed), handed it to the regional government, which then had to commission a mini-public (Bürgerrat) on this topic. The organization was handed to the the “Büro für Zukunftsfragen” and the department “Raumplanung und Baurecht” – in consultation with the initiating group. Thus, professional facilitation for the 27 randomly selected citizens (representative criteria based) was guaranteed (dynamic facilitation as key method). Two key questions were at the center of this mini-public: How can a diligent and forward-looking handling of land and soil look like? How can future generations find a healthy and sustainable living space as well, which satisfies todays’ needs? A set of recommendations was created (consultative process), focusing on what citizens think is needed for the future planning on soil and land. Although many suggestions were formulated in the end, they can summarized in three clusters: (1) affordable housing, (2) keep natural space and (3) agriculture. Eventually, these recommendations were presented at a Bürgercafé (Citizens Café) in front of politicians and citizens and afterwards discussed for further implementation within a “stakeholder meeting” (Resonanzgruppe), including politicians, citizens, initiators of the mini-public, participants of the mini-public, stakeholders and civil servants.

Attendants: 27

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Ida-Viru Climate Assembly

November- December 2021 - Ida-Viru County, Estonia

The first Estonian climate assembly brought together young people aged 16-29 to discuss the climate friendly future scenarios of Ida-Virumaa, an industrial region of Estonia known for its shale oil production.

Attendants: 40

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Tartu's Climate Assembly on Urban Planning and Sustainable Mobility

April-May 2022 - Tartu, Tartu County, Estonia

The Tartu Climate Assembly will take place to invite citizens to discuss the question "How can we make urban spaces of Tartu safer and more attractive?". The results will be an input for local the government's development plans in the next 3 years.

Attendants: 55

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Berlin Energy efficient urbanism

June 13-14th 2012 - Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The Adlershof planning cell took place on 13 and 14 June 2012 at the Schrödinger Center of Berlin's Humboldt University in Adlershof as part of the joint project "High Tech - Low Ex: Energy Efficiency Berlin Adlershof 2020", the aim of which is to develop possibilities for the local application of forms of cooperation to identify increases in efficiency in the use of energy and - as a second step - initiate pilot implementation projects.

Attendants: 21

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Greater Cambridge Citizens' Assembly

September 7th 2019 - October 6th 2019 - Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

How do we reduce congestion, improve air quality, and provide better public transport in Greater Cambridge? To help answer this question, a group of people came together for four days at the Greater Cambridge Citizens’ Assembly to help solve this key issue for the area.

Attendants: 53

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Smart energy and transport changes in Berlin's city districts

2014 - Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Over the course of three days, randomly selected Berliners learned about various aspects of the energy and transport transition and formulated recommendations that help develop practical, citizen-oriented concepts for connecting renewable energy and electromobile transport in the city's districts

Attendants: 88

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Klima neustart Berlin

April 26th 2022 - June 30th 2022 - Berlin, Berlin, Germany

In an elaborate selection process that started at the beginning of February 2022 - first randomly via the registration register, then according to representative quota criteria - 100 Berliners have been found to discuss and co-decide on the climate protection policy future of the capital in a total of nine meetings. Their recommendations will be discussed in the Senate and the House of Representatives. "The ideas developed in the Citizens' Assembly will form the basis for the upcoming revision of Berlin's energy and climate protection programme. A Climate Assembly offers a great opportunity to work out the measures with which Berlin can embark on a reduction path in line with Paris.

Attendants: 100

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Lubin City Citizens' Panel

April 7th 2018 -May 19th 2018 - Lubin, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

60 randomly selected people together with experts were looking for an answer to the question "What to do to breathe clean air?" Lublin, in collaboration with Gdańsk, is testing new methods of conducting discussions on issues important to the city and its inhabitants.

Attendants: 60

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Planning Cells on Climate

1996 - Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The citizens' forums "Climate-friendly energy supply in Baden-Württemberg" were conceived as a four-day block event on the model of Peter Dienel's planning cell. In March and April 1996, eleven forums took place in six cities. They are the beginning of the social discourse of the project "Climate-compatible energy supply in Baden-Württemberg" and are intended to enable citizens to form an opinion based on the social effects of various CO2 reduction measures Assess the Academy's scenarios and finally design and justify an energy scenario.

Attendants: 220

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Copeland People's Panel on Climate Change

July 14th 2021 - November 2021 - England, United Kingdom

With the support of Zero Carbon Cumbria Programme and Shared Future, Copeland Borough Council commissioned the Copeland People’s Panel on Climate Change — a citizens’ jury that will guide the council and partner organisations on where their priorities should lie as they work towards their ambition of becoming a net-zero carbon district.
A citizens’ jury consists of members of the public that come together to deliberate and make recommendations on a particular issue, in this case climate change.
Panel members, selected to reflect the diversity of the population, listened to and questioned a range of expert commentators. Then they shared their ideas, deliberated on the issues, before creating a set of recommendations to be taken to Copeland Borough Council to consider.

Attendants: 30

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(E-)Skånepanelen 

2014-2020 - Skåne, Varmland County, Sweden

info about Skånepanelen:
Skånepanelen is a citizen panel and an online survey where citizens in the region are consulted every year on issues related to health care, regional development and climate issues. The purpose is to gain greater insight into citizens' knowledge, expectations and attitudes on public services provided by the region. The panel was organized by the region of Skåne and was first used in 2013 and in 2018 it consisted of 3000 participants (the number varies year to year, between 3000 and 5000 participants). Participants (referred to as “Members of the citizen panel”) is selected randomly but must be residents in Skåne and at least 16 years old. Skånepanelen is claimed to be the largest citizen panel in Sweden. Response rate vary between 73-87 per cent. The survey is often combined with focus groups and face-to-face meetings with citizens and, thus, part of a broader strategic initiative “Open Skåne 2030”, to include citizens in the policy making process

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A European Town Meeting on climate change

November 15, 2008 - Tuscany, Italy

This mini-public was supported by Tuscany Region, Cornellà de Llobregat and Poitiers. The town meeting was held in five Tuscany cities and two other cities, one located in Spain (Cornellà de Lobregat) and one in France (Poitiers). 600 young citizens from the 8 cities were selected. The event also includes two virtual roundtables composed by young citizens from around Europe. The main issue at stake was the climate change the actions to prevent it. Session 1: Which energies for tomorrow’s Europe? Session 2 How to reduce our energetic consumption? Session 3: Waste. Session 4: Mobility. Session 5: which strategies to promote Eolic energy?

Attendants: 600

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Landscape Town Meeting

2010 - Tuscany, Italy

After having adopted a landscape plan, including territorial safeguards, the Region of Tuscany intended to have a public debate with citizens and professional, scientific, and field experts before final approval of the plan, on the basis of their participatory laws (L.R.69/2007). The Town Meeting took place on February 6th, 2010. It was a milestone along a road which concluded on February 19th, 2010 with the “General States of Landscape” in which the results of this experience were discussed. The work of the Town Meeting day was elaborated on in a report. The February 6th 2010 Town Meeting took place in five places simultaneously which constituted important locations, from the point of view of the Tuscan landscape: Castelnuovo Berardenga; Cortona; Orbetello; Piombino; Prato. They debates centered around two principal themes: (1) which are the most important characteristics of a landscape? that is, which should be protected or, when they disappear or are damaged, should be reconstructed? (2) what needs to happen to preserve (or rebuild) the Tuscan landscape's quality?

Attendants: 150

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Jury citoyen sur le devenir des zones rurales

19th May-25th June 2006 - Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

The region Rhône-Alpes convened a mini-public of 38 participants to discuss the future of rural areas, and so in the framework of an European consultation on rural world. The meetings took place over three weekends (May-June 2006). The minipublic took place at the same time as other minipublics in several European countries. Some of the participants participated in an additional European minipublic in Brussels in 2007.

Attendants: 38

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Atelier citoyen surle climat

15th of April- July 2011 - Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

In 2011, the region Rhône-Alpes convened 35 randomly drawn residents to discuss issues related to regional policies to fight against global warming. Participants gathered during 3 weekends from April until July. They were expected to provide answers to the following question: what policy instruments should the region use in order to achieve a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions on the short run (2020) and long run (2050)? Upon their final meeting, participants wrote a report with policy recommendations.

Attendants: 35

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Atelier Air Energie Climat Rhône-Alpes

2011 - Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Attendants: 35

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Climate Change citizens’ summit

March 2007 - London, England, United Kingdom

Six regional workshops held during in late March and early April 2007. The workshops were designed to reach 28 -29 people each from a range of urban and rural locations: a maximum total of 174 participants. Participants were recruited to provide a demographically representative sample of the region in terms of age, gender, black and minority ethnic and socio-economic status, and a range of consumer typologies based on attitudes and behaviour on climate change. The workshops were held in Bristol, Birmingham, London, Newcastle, Nottingham and Manchester. Each workshop ran for three hours in the evening (6.30pm to 9.30pm). A reconvened event (the Citizens' Summit) to which all participants in the regional workshops were invited; 152 public participants attended.It built on the process and outputs from the regional workshops, and the same participants were invited.The public engagement programme was designed, as part of the draft Climate Change Bill consultation process, to: (1) help government design policy to maximise positive individual behaviour on climate change (2) drive awareness, information and debate on climate change.

Attendants: 152

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Conférence citoyenne sur les déchets ménagers

25th of March-21st of May 2008 - France

Regional assembly

This mini-public on the management of household waste was convened by the region Île de France in 2008. Participants met three times on weekends (two training sessions and one final session during which they auditioned external speakers and wrote a final report).

Attendants: 25

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Panel citoyen de la COP

2019 - France

Regional assembly

Attendants: 27

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France Citizens’ Convention on the Climate (La Convention Citoyenne pour Le Climat)

October 24th, 2019 - France

National assembly

Read more on our page for National climate assemblies

Attendants: 150

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Climacteurs - 100 voix pour le Climat

2015 - Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Attendants: 100

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Assemblée Citoyenne Bruxelloise

November 30th 2019 - December 11th 2021 - Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

"The Brussels Citizens' Assembly is the first political institution in Brussels made up entirely of citizens chosen by lot.
Every six months, its 89 members deliberate on subjects within the competence of the Brussels region.
While waiting to become an official institution, the Assembly is organised by the citizens' political movement Agora, and its proposals are relayed in the parliament by the elected spokesperson of Agora."

Attendants: 89

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The Region of Zealand citizens' summit on climate

2010 - Denmark

Attendants: 200

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Évaluation participative de projets liés à la transition énergétique – Nantes Métropole

2017 - Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France

Attendants: 50

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The first Gdansk Citizens' Panel

November 19th 2016 - December 3th 2016 - Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

"The panel has been divided into three thematic blocks. Each of them constituted a separate session.
(1) What can be done to improve stormwater retention in the Tricity Landscape Park?
(2) What should be the extent of assistance to the residents of Gdańsk after a heavy rain?
(3) When building new retention basins, should they be partially filled with water?"

Attendants: 63

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The second Gdansk Citizens' Panel

March 25th 2017 - April 9th 2017 - Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Gdańsk is holding a citizens' assembly for the second time. The theme this time is to improve air quality. Compared to other Polish cities, the air quality in Gdańsk is good, but it can also be improved in Poland, especially in terms of the possibility to reduce pollution from home heating stoves and local coal-fired boilers. A citizens' panel has been set up to reflect on what solutions to implement.

Attendants: 56

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Citizens' summit on regional development

2007 - Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Attendants: 167

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Plan régional de prévention et de gestion des déchets » Région Centre-Val-de-Loire

2017 - Saint-Laurent-Nouan, Centre-Val de Loire, France

Attendants: 34

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Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury

September 12th 2019 - November 3rd 2019 - Leeds, England, United Kingdom

The Leeds Climate Change Citizens Jury was commissioned by the Leeds Climate Commission. We at Shared Future were privileged enough to be invited to organise and facilitate the process. Project design was overseen by a project oversight panel made up of a hugely diverse group of key local organisations from the City Council to Extinction Rebellion and youth climate strikers to the Chamber of Commerce. They met parallel to the Citizens’ Jury to agree how best to recruit the participants and who the commentators or expert witnesses should be that present to the jury.

Attendants: 25

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Lancaster District People’s Jury on Climate Change

February 3rd 2020 - October 2020 - Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

The citizens chosen to participate in the panel have reflected the make-up of the district in relation to gender, age, ethnicity, disability, geography, attitude to climate change and deprivation.

Attendants: 30

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Kendal Citizens Jury on Climate Change

July 2nd 2020 - October 2020 - Kendal, England, United Kingdom

The group met for some twenty-six hours of deliberation over the course of ten sessions to answer the question ‘What should Kendal do about Climate Change?’
The jury worked hard to listen to each other and to share experiences and opinions. Challenging each other and learning from each other.

Attendants: 20

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Warwick District People’s Climate Change Inquiry

November 12th 2020 - February 2021 - Warwick, England, United Kingdom

Between November 2020 and February 2021 the panel of 30 residents met regularly to discuss the question: ‘What do we need to do in the Warwick District to help address climate change by 2030?’. The findings and recommendations of the panel have now be published with the intention they will be used by the Council and other organisations, as part of an Action Plan to achieve the District’s target of becoming as close to zero emissions as possible by 2030.

Attendants: 30

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Furness Climate Change Citizens’ Jury

16 November, 2021 - 8 February, 2022 - Barrow-in-Furness, England, United Kingdom

Making sure the public have a say in what happens to tackle climate change is part of our Climate Change Policy, and a citizens' jury is one way we can engage with our residents on this issue. With the support of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership and National Lottery funding, we were able to launch our Furness Climate Change Citizens' Jury who have convened to consider the question: What should happen in the Furness area to address the emergency of climate change?

Attendants: 20

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The Southwark Climate Change Citizens’ Jury

November 25th 2021 - January 22nd 2022 - England, United Kingdom

The jury saw 25 local citizens consider the question, ‘What needs to change in Southwark to tackle the emergency of climate change fairly and effectively for people and nature?’

Attendants: 25

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Finland’s Citizens’ jury on climate actions

22-25 April, 2021 - Finland

Regional assembly

Consultations and surveys commissioned by Ministry isolated the most controversial climate policy issues that directly affect consumers. Jury asked to consider 14 related policy proposals and produce a statement commenting on each action. The jurors were introduced to the each topic and formulated questions for the experts. The jurors then deliberated in 5 small groups, engaging in an iterative process of drafting text for a declaration on the fairness and impact of each climate action, which was then passed on to next group to review and redraft. Experts commented on draft statements as part of review process. The whole Jury discussed and voted on controversial parts of the statement where consensus was not achieved. Finally, the jury voted to adopt the statement. Structure of the Jury influenced by the Citizens’ Initiative Review format.

Attendants: 33

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Finland’s Citizens’ jury on climate actions

April 22nd, 2021 - Finland

National assembly

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Attendants: 37

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Ireland’s Citizens Assembly

2 weekends between 30 September and 5 November 2017 - Ireland

Read more on our page for National climate assemblies

Attendants: 99

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Denmark’s Climate Assembly (Borgerting på klimaområdet)

October 24th, 2020 - Denmark

Read more on our page for National climate assemblies

Attendants: 99

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German Citizens’ Assembly on Climate (Bügerrat klima)

April 26th, 2011 - Germany

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Attendants: 160

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Scotland’s Climate Assembly

November 16th, 2020 - Scotland, United Kingdom

Read more on our page for National climate assemblies

Attendants: 105

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Spain's Citizens' Assembly for the Climate

June 2022 - Spain

Read more here: https://asambleaciudadanadelcambioclimatico.es/la-asamblea-ciudadana-para-el-clima-aprueba-sus-recomendaciones/

Luxembourg's Climate Assembly

Luxembourg

Read more here: https://www.klima-biergerrot.lu/

Austria's Citizens' Assembly for the Climate

Austria

Read more here: https://klimarat.org/

Climate Assembly UK (CAUK)

January 25th, 2022 - Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Read more on our page for National climate assemblies

Attendants: 110

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Mobilität im Waldviertel

Niederösterreich, Austria

This Climate Assembly was inspired by the Vorarlberg approach, held in Vorarlberg in western Austria.

Attendants: 20

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Panel citoyen pour le climat de Namur

November 27th 2021 - Autumn 2022 - Namur, Wallonia, Belgium

The citizen panel will bring together a group of 20 Namur citizens (the panellists) from all walks of life to learn about and debate ecological transition issues through facilitated workshops with the aim of formulating proposals for concrete measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Namur region.

Attendants: 20

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Panel citoyen pour l'énergie et le climat

March 23rd 2022 - June 2022 - Arlon, Wallonia, Belgium

The City of Arlon has signed up to the "New Covenant of Mayors" for energy and climate. What is the objective? To reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, on its territory. The local council of Arlon has adopted an action plan. Efforts are focused on mobility and buildings. If the municipality commits itself to its own buildings, it will not be possible to achieve the objectives without strong support from the population, hence the idea of setting up a citizen panel.

Attendants: 20

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Mini-borgersamling om klimavenlig transport

January 19th 2021 - June 19th 2021 - Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus Municipality asked the mini-citizens' meeting to make recommendations on how we can achieve the municipality's ambitions for the green transport transition. That is, all the ways we travel when we go to work, school or when we have free time - whether we drive, take the bus, light rail, cycle or walk. The question is: How can we halve CO2 emissions from the transport sector by 2030?

Attendants: 24

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Klimaborgersamling 2022

Fall 2022 - Aarhus, Denmark

Info coming soon

Attendants: 36

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BORGERSAMLING I KØBENHAVNS MIDDELALDERBY

August 27th 2019 - November 5th 2019 - Copenhagen, Denmark

How can you best reduce car traffic in the city centre to improve the quality of life, reduce noise/air pollution and provide space for new communities in the urban space? In the transformation of the medieval city of Copenhagen, a citizens' assembly was chosen for the first time as a method for the project "Less car traffic and better everyday life" with We Do Democracy as process advisor in collaboration with Analysis and Figures.

Attendants: 36

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Borgersamling Bæredygtigt Forbrug

September 24th 2022 - April 2023 - Vejle, Denmark

On 24 May, 20,000 Danes from the Capital Region, the Southern Denmark Region, Frederiksberg Municipality, Rudersdal Municipality and Vejle Municipality are invited to participate in a citizens' meeting, where they will formulate their vision for a future with sustainable consumption. The vision is to be submitted in the form of a set of recommendations to the elected representatives of the three municipalities and the two regions.
Over the next year, We Do Democracy, together with a strong team of climate and sustainability agendas, will design and develop the Citizens' Assembly on Sustainable Consumption, secure the mandate of the Citizens' Assembly, establish the criteria for the Citizens' Raffle, select the panel of experts and plan the themes and programme of the Citizens' Assembly.

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Klimaborgersamling Greve Kommune

January 29th 2022 - September 2022 - Greve Strand, Denmark

The City Council of Greve is behind this local citizens' assembly, which has been tasked with making recommendations on how to implement CO2 reduction measures around the municipality, and how to achieve the climate goals in practice and translate them into local initiatives in the municipality of Greve.

Attendants: 36

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Greve Kommune Klimaborgersamling

January 2022 - April 2022 - Greve Strand, Denmark

The City Council of Greve is behind this local citizens' assembly, which has been tasked with identifying ways to strengthen synergies between local actors and systems, so that C02-emissions may be minimized.

Attendants: 36

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Borgersamling i Rudersdal

October 31st 2020 - April 28th 2021 - Rudersdal Municipality, Denmark

At the citizens' rally, the citizens worked on values, themes and possible solutions with the aim of making recommendations to politicians. The focus of the Rudersdal Citizens' Gathering was the UN's global goal. They had to answer the question: "What should life in Rudersdal look like in a sustainable future, where we achieve the global goals together?"

Attendants: 37

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The Turku deliberates citizens' panel

May 2020 - Turku, Finland

"As part of the development of a new master plan, the City of Turku sought to engage its citizens in the planning
process. It contracted Åbo Akademi University and Tampere University to do this. We used a democratic innovation,
a deliberative mini-public, to discover an informed public opinion on the transport system in the city centre. To engage a diverse group of people, we used random sampling in recruiting participants. The Turku deliberates -citizens’
panel, with 171 participants, took place in mid-May 2020, and was organised online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a novel feature in the growing field of deliberative mini-publics, Turku deliberates also included local councillors
deliberating together with citizens in some of the small-groups. "

Attendants: 171

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Convention citoyenne - Clermont Ferrand

November 26th 2021 - Summer 2022 - Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

The Citizens' Convention is a group of Clermont-Ferranders chosen at random, so as to be representative of the population, who will receive experts and discuss among themselves with the aim of developing concrete measures for the future of the city.
The objective of the Citizens' Convention is to collectively build the ecological, social and democratic transition of Clermont-Ferrand by involving the people of Clermont-Ferrand in the policy-making process.
In concrete terms, this panel of inhabitants will be responsible for formulating guidelines and proposing concrete measures to lead the transition of the territory by ensuring that everyone can participate equally in the work of the convention.
The objective of this process is to bring out recommendations and recommendations for translating ecological, social and democratic transitions into everyday actions in order to improve the lives of the people of Clermont-Ferrand in the current context, but above all to prepare for the future.

Attendants: 70

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Panel citoyen pour la mise en place de ZFE

October 2022 - Decembre 2021 - Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

From the summer of 2022, the Low Emission Zone will take a new step forward. This is a huge change in the lives of many inhabitants. This is why the Metropolis of Lyon has decided to convene a citizens' panel: twenty or so people drawn at random will give their opinion to the elected representatives after meeting with experts.

Attendants: 20

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Bürgerrat in der VHS

January 15-16th 2022 - Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Attendants: 45

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Klima Bürger: innenral Region Freiburg

May- July 2022 - Freiburg, Lower Saxony, Germany

The municipality of Freiburg believes that active climate and environmental protection as a topic for society as a whole must be considered on a supra-regional level and that appropriate solutions must also be worked out with the surrounding communities. The idea: About 90 participants from Freiburg and the surrounding area meet, develop recommendations for our region, exchange ideas with experts from various fields and also contribute their own experiences. At the end of the process, the recommendations are handed over to the relevant politicians or local councils.

Attendants: 90

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Climate Action Plan 2030

July 10th 2021 - April 2022 - Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Mannheim is setting new climate targets for 2030 and developing an action plan for them. This is done in cooperation with actors from the city administration and the city's society.

Attendants: 24

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Citizens' Assembly Urban Development Plan 2040

November 29th 2021 - June 2022 - Munich, Bavaria, Germany

The Department of Planning and Building Regulations sent out 3,000 invitations to randomly selected residents of Munich. The citizens were selected at random in such a way that they are representative of all the inhabitants of Munich: they come from all districts, are of different ages, have different genders and different nationalities. The citizen council consists of 120 people. In four sessions, the citizens' council will discuss, among other things, the following questions: What should and must Munich look like in the future? Where should green and open spaces be preserved, created and networked? How and on what paths do we want to move forward? Where should flats be built in the future? And how do we shape our city in the face of climate change?

Attendants: 120

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Klimaschutz einfach machen

May 5th 2021 - July 9th 2021 - Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Attendants: 30

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Levegőt! Miskolci Közösségi Gyűlés – 2021

September 18th 2021 - October 3rd 2021 - Miskolc, Hungary

"What can we do together to improve air quality in Miskolc?
The participants of the community meeting listened to expert presentations and then deliberated with the help of independent facilitators.
(1) Dynamic and efficient public transport.
(2) Launching a communication programme to broaden the knowledge of environmental protection on the municipality's communication interfaces.
(3) The municipality should have a comprehensive greening programme in which it also recognises community initiatives and actively involves the population in its implementation.
(4) Development of North-South electric public transport
(5) Creation, networking, repair and maintenance of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure,. taking into account flood protection aspects.
(6) Establishment of an energy advisory office in a one-stop-shop system.
(7) Launching an example of a stove replacement programme for people in fuel poverty in a selected area, complemented by training on good cooking techniques."

Attendants: 50

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Amsterdam mini citizens' deliberation

November 1st 2021 - November 15th 2021 - Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Amsterdam wants to reduce CO₂ emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990. With the current measures, this target is not yet within reach. The prognosis is that a 37% reduction will be achieved. The Mini Citizens' Council has therefore been authorised to advise the municipality on what additional measures the municipality of Amsterdam can take to achieve these climate targets.

Attendants: 81

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Gelderland: Burgerberaad Gelderland 

September 2022 - November 2022 - Gelderland, Netherlands

Attendants: 150

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Burgerberaad "G1000 Rheden"

June 25th 2022 - Rheden, Gelderland, Netherlands

How can the municipality of Rheden be CO2 neutral in 2040? This is the question that G1000 Rheden is tackling. Around 500 participants representing the whole community will start talking to each other from 25 June. In this way, the residents can help the politicians with these important tasks. And residents can make their voices heard more often than in the voting booth.

Attendants: 500

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Warszawski Panel Klimatyczny

November 3rd 2020 - November 28th 2020 - Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

Global warming and the climate change it causes is one of the greatest challenges we all face. These are the challenges we have to face here and now - that is why the Warsaw Climate Panel was organised.It was dedicated to the efficient use of energy in the city - economical management and production from environmentally friendly sources (such as solar energy). In order to adapt to the new conditions in which the inhabitants of Warsaw will have to live, many actions have to be carried out on different levels. One of them is a change in the approach to energy production and consumption. How to increase the energy efficiency of Warsaw and the share of renewable energy in the city's energy balance?

Attendants: 90

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Thalwil citizen's panel

June 2022 - Thalwil, Zurich, Switzerland

20 people will be selected to participate in so-called ""citizens' panels"" on the topic of ""climate protection measures, focus on buildings and mobility"" over two weekends.
In these moderated workshops with expert interviews, the participants discuss climate protection measures for the community of Thalwil. The results are summarised in a report for the local council and the authorities, and the results are presented to the general public.

Attendants: 20

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BÜRGERPANEL FÜR MEHR KLIMASCHUTZ IN USTER

August 28th 2021 - September 12th 2021 - Uster, Zurich, Switzerland

After an introduction to the topic and a survey of experts, the participants entered into a dialogue and developed ideas and recommendations for climate protection measures in Uster. They developed recommendations in the areas of information transfer, waste and consumption, urban planning and mobility.

Attendants: 20

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Besaya's citizen's jury on fair and inclusive ecological transition

May 28th 2021 - July 10th 2021 - Cantabria, Spain

How to make the most of European Green Funds in the Besaya basin to create and/or maintain jobs that respect the criteria of a fair and inclusive ecological transition? During more than 30 hours of work, the panel listened to various experts as well as proposals from interested groups and individuals who have something to contribute. They agreed on a common vision on how to invest these European ERDF and ESF funds in the region. They were also able to assess and propose concrete measures to turn this investment into jobs in the framework of the European ecological transition. Finally, they delivered a written recommendation to the Cantabrian government.

Attendants: 35

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Barnet Clilate Assembly

June 2022 - Barnet, England, United Kingdom

The citizens’ assembly on climate change and biodiversity will allow residents to contribute to the council’s plan to make its own operations carbon neutral by 2030 and for the wider borough to reach net zero by 2042.

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Furness Climate Change Citizens’ Jury

November 16th 2021 - February 8th 2022 - England, United Kingdom

The Furness Citizens’ Jury on Climate Change was a deliberative process run as part of the work of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership and sponsored through funding from the National Lottery Climate Action Fund and Barrow Borough Council. The jury saw 25 citizens come together to consider the question, “What should happen in the Furness area to address the emergency of climate change?”

Attendants: 25

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Panel Citoyen sur le climat

April 24th, 2021 - Wallonia, Belgium

In Wallonie, regional authorities have gathered a panel of 50 citizens. The panel will get together over a period of 6 months, during which they will come up with suggestions for the regional climate policy towards 2030.

Attendants: 50

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Glasgow COP 26 Citizens assembly

August 5th - 21st 2021 - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Glasgow City Council has therefore commissioned Ipsos MORI to deliver a Citizens' Assembly.
Ipsos MORI designed and facilitated a Citizens' Assembly with 50 participants focusing on the legacy of COP26 and Glasgow's transition towards net zero. The Assembly met over five sessions to learn, deliberate and discuss these issues before making decisions and prioritising recommendations for the Council.
Each session comprised a mix of expert presentations, plenary discussion and smaller group discussions.

Attendants: 50

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Hackney Citizen assembly on Climate Change

March 3rd 2022 - Summer 2022 - England, United Kingdom

A citizens’ assembly hosted by Hackney Council on 3 March will mark the next step of engagement with local residents on plans to tackle the climate crisis over the next 20 years.

The assembly follows a green recovery engagement event in the autumn, and will feature a group of residents drawn from the Council’s Hackney Matters panel - aimed at being as representative as possible to reflect the diverse interests of residents.

Participants will first hear about the makeup of emissions in Hackney, before exploring how residents and the Council can work together to reduce emissions in areas where they can have a significant impact on climate change, such as the things we buy - like food, clothes and electricals - and the heating and electricity used in homes.

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Herefordshire Ciizens' Climate Assembly

January 13th - 30th 2022 - England, United Kingdom

In January 2022, the Herefordshire Citizens' Climate Assembly was held to discuss: 'How should Herefordshire meet the challenges of climate change?'
The assembly heard from expert speakers, discussed the issues involved and decided what steps should be taken. The recommendations will be used to influence council policy and spending priorities to help Herefordshire become a zero-carbon, nature-rich county by 2030.
In total, 35 recommendations were developed within the themes of buildings; transport; and food, farming and land-use.

Attendants: 48

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Manchester Climate Change Assembly

August 9th 2021 - September 23rd 2021 - Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Climate change could be the biggest threat humanity has ever faced! In response, Manchester City Council has committed to reducing the city’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2038 – or earlier.

The Community Assembly on climate change was run by Envirolution, Manchester Climate Change Agency and In Our Nature to learn from residents all over Manchester about what support they need to reduce their emissions and give them the opportunity to use their ideas and thoughts to help shape the future of our city.

Attendants: 106

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Mini Assembly with citizens of Wolverhampton

February 3rd 2020 - February 21st 2020 - Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom

In July 2019, the City of Wolverhampton Council became the first local authority in the Black Country to declare a Climate Emergency. The council has made a commitment to reduce its CO2 levels to net zero by 2028, and to ensure all strategic decisions and budgets are in line with the shift to net carbon zero. The mini Citizens’ Assembly is a key means by which the council has engaged with its
residents during its consultation on the climate change emergency.

Attendants: 16

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