Are climate assemblies, backcasting and scenario-based planning compatible?
– an exploration of possibilities and boundaries.
Can backcasting and scenario planning be used within the framework of climate assemblies? If so, what could the process look like? Would it bring new perspectives and recommendations from the assemblies? Would it bring new forms of interaction between science, citizens, and decision makers?
In this workshop we explored how methods of backcasting and scenario-based planning can be integrated within climate assemblies – and, equally, how climate assemblies might be integrated within backcasting and scenario-based planning processes. Experts and practitioners on foresight methods and climate assemblies will share their experiences and insights, exploring the possibilities and boundaries of the integration of backcasting and scenario-based planning and climate assembly practice.
Our aim is to co-produce initial guidance in this area that can help shape the work of both communities of practice and consider further areas of collaboration that KNOCA can faciliate.
The workshop is aimed at practitioners at all levels from the fields of backcasting, scenario-based planning and climate assemblies as well as climate scientists and policy actors.
- It is recommended to read this background document on backcasting in preparation for the meeting
- We will use the online tool Mural in the workshop. You can practice using it here
|Welcome and introduction
|Presentation of back casting and scenario-based planning
|Presentation of pointers on how back casting and scenario planning can be integrated into climate assemblies
|Panel discussion: Exploring the pointers and the relevance of back casting and scenario-based planning within the framework of climate assemblies
|Group discussions on the relevance of back casting and scenario-based planning within the framework of climate assemblies
|Closing round in plenum