KNOCA organises regular learning calls and other activities to develop knowledge on specific climate assemblies and critical aspects of climate assembly practice. If you have ideas for future calls or events, please contact KNOCA:

KNOCA Learning call on the UK and French Climate Assemblies

24 November 2021 | 17:30-19:00 CEST

To improve and inspire climate assembly practice by giving KNOCA members and others the opportunity to learn about the genesis, preparation, follow-up and impact to date of the first two national level climate assemblies – the French Citizens’ Convention for Climate and the Climate Assembly UK – in particular those elements that distinguish them

KNOCA – What is a Climate Assembly?

15 November 2021 | 15:00-16:00 CEST

Climate Assemblies are increasingly being used in a variety of different European countries at different scales of governance to inform policy responses and social action on climate change. Appetite is growing in countries that have not yet used such processes to explore the possibility of doing so, and to draw on existing experiences and models. For this reason, KNOCA wants to provide an opportunity for everybody who is curious to learn what the key features of Climate Assemblies are and what one should consider when initiating and delivering one.

KNOCA Learning Call: German Citizens’ Assembly on Climate

29 September 2021 | 16.00-17.00 CEST. 

The German Citizens’ Assembly on Climate is the most recent of a number of national level climate assemblies in Europe. What distinguishes the German Assembly from its predecessors is that it was commissioned by civil society organisations with the primary purpose of influencing the federal election and the government coalition negotiations that follow. This learning call will interrogate the motivation, commissioning, organisation and impact to date of the German Citizens’ Assembly on Climate, drawing out innovations in practice and lessons for future practice.

KNOCA Learning Call: Scotland’s Climate Assembly

6 July 2021 | 17.00-18.30 CEST.

The report of Scotland’s Climate Assembly was tabled in the Scottish Parliament on 24 June 2021. This is the culmination of 7 weekends of learning and deliberation by members of the Assembly that began in November 2020. This first KNOCA Learning Call provides an opportunity for members of the network to find out more about the political context, process design and impact of Scotland’s Climate Assembly and key learnings for public officials, practitioners and civil society organisations. We will be joined by Susie Townend (head of the independent secretariat), Kaela Scott (facilitators and design team lead) and Oliver Escobar (member of the Stewarding Group). Graham Smith, Chair of KNOCA, will facilitate the conversation and questions from the audience.