Stephen Elstub and Oliver Escobar, two well-known members of the KNOCA community, are editing a special issue of the journal Environmental Science & Policyon the theme “Citizens’ Assemblies in Climate Governance: An Analysis of Barriers and Enablers for Change”. They are particularly interested in papers that focus on climate assemblies (or related processes such as citizens’ juries and panels, consensus conferences, etc.) that meet one or more of these three criteria:

  • Taking place in supranational governance (e.g. EU) or transnational contexts (e.g. regions encompassing several countries)
  • Organised by indigenous peoples or taking place in contexts where indigenous representation, values, and knowledge are crucial
  • Organised in informal (i.e. non-institutional) contexts or as part of agonistic social movements

If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, submit a paper title and 300 word abstract with a brief author(s) bio, by the 15th January 2024, to Stephen Elstub at stephen.elstub@ncl.ac.uk

More details of the call for papers can be found here: