Alina Averchenkova and Mara Ghilan

Dr. Alina Averchenkova is a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research
Institute, LSE and a Founding Member of KNOCA. Mara Ghilan is a Graduate
Student at the LSE.

March 2023 (originally authored October 2022)

There has been a persistent lack of attention to climate assemblies among the core climate policy
community, including the NGOs. This limits the visibility and policy impact of climate assemblies.
Misconceptions exist about the risk of assemblies, power balance issues and capacity constraints
among policy actors. This Briefing analyses the attitudes of climate policy actors towards climate
assemblies, identifying key barriers to their engagement and providing recommendations for
climate assembly practitioners. The Briefing draws on research from a KNOCA Knowledge
Development Project completed in May 2022.