What would it take to build the public support required to transform the global economy and reach net-zero emissions by mid-century? How can governments move past the polarization, misinformation and unrealistic public expectations that prevent them from accelerating climate action?
From Brazil to the United Kingdom, countries are opting for co-creating solutions and building consensus through citizens’ assemblies, rather than continuing polarizing debate. Other communities around the world are experimenting with green participatory budgeting, co-creating climate resilience programming and increasing public confidence in climate action by putting residents at the centre of decision-making.
In this reprise of their popular session from the 2021 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference and drawing from more recent research, Elodie Jacquet (left) and Robin Prest (right) of the Simon Fraser University's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and the International Climate Engagement Consortium will explore how engagement can scale to create the rapid and sustainable responses as well as better integrate with other tools and policies.
You will have an opportunity to review case studies and reflect on the challenges and opportunities in your own practice.