This event will be held at Central European Time (CET)
How do key policy actors perceive the role of citizens assemblies for policy making on climate change in Europe? What are the perceptions on the key barriers and opportunities for greater use and stronger impact of climate assemblies? How to respond to different forms of reticence and resistance to climate assemblies amongst key climate governance actors?
Throughout the Spring 2022 the Knowledge Network on Climate Assemblies (KNOCA) has run four Knowledge Development Projects. Now the first project is ready to present its results concerning the knowledge and attitudes of climate policy actors towards Climate Assemblies. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with climate policy advisers, civil society experts and decision makers on the findings, including the misconceptions and knowledge gaps, as well as barriers and strategic opportunities for Climate Assemblies in the context of the European climate policy. The panel will be followed by a discussion on the implications of the findings for the future work of KNOCA.
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|16.00- 16.05||Welcome by Graham Smith, Founding Chair of the Knowledge Network on Climate Assemblies|
|16.05- 16.20||Presentation on attitudes of climate policy actors on climate assemblies by Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, LSE and Founding Member of KNOCA|
|Panel discussion: |
Engaging climate policy community around climate assemblies for greater impact
Chris Shaw, Clerk, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, House of Commons,
UK Stephanie Brancaforte, Executive Director, Change.org
Italy Alex Mason, Director EU Climate and Energy Policy, WWF
|16.45-17.05||Q&A and discussion with the audience|
|17.05-17.15||Break out groups on what can KNOCA do to better engage with climate policy actors|
|17.15-17.30||Report from break out groups, next steps and close|