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A climate assembly brings together everyday people selected by democratic lottery to learn, deliberate and make recommendations on aspects of the climate crisis.
Our Guidance on Climate Assemblies
KNOCA is co-creating guidance on different aspects of the commissioning, design, implementation, impact and evaluation of climate assemblies.

Follow-Up to Climate Assemblies

The follow-up process is a critical element of climate assemblies. It must not be an afterthought. The time and energy that citizens invest alongside the resources and effort from the commissioning authority and organisers needs to be matched by a carefully structured follow-up process.

Setting the Remit for Climate Assemblies

The remit for a climate assembly should be timely and relevant for citizens and policymakers, fit with the local context of climate politics, be accepted by most stakeholders, and consider the implications for delivery of the assembly given the constraints of time and money.

Governance of Climate Assemblies

Organisers of climate assemblies face the challenge of balancing the different agendas within society so that the process is seen as legitimate. This means arranging the governance of the assembly in ways that ensure that different interests recognise the integrity of the process.

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KNOCA Report

Climate Assemblies: Emerging Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

KNOCA has published an updated version of its report on emerging trends in climate assemblies by our Chair, Graham Smith.

KNOCA Guidance

New Guidance: A Playbook for Civil Society Organisations

We've just published a new 8-step guide for how civil society organisations can engage with climate assemblies

KNOCA Guidance

New Guidance on Children and Young People's Participation in Climate Assemblies

Read our new guidance about the unique considerations needed when engaging children and young people in climate assemblies and why making the effort is so worthwhile.

KNOCA Briefing

New Briefing on Permanent Assemblies

A growing number of practitioners, activists and researchers are advocating for permanent or institutionalized climate citizens’ assemblies. In this briefing, we summarise the different arguments that are made in favour and against. 


New KNOCA Guidance Quick Reads

Explore our updated approach to guidance, which includes three Quick Reads designed to give you an overview over the most important considerations for maximizing the impact of climate assemblies. The first three are on the critical elements of remit, governance, and follow-up. They highlight key areas to invest in and strategic considerations for success. More Quick Reads will be developed and shared in the coming months.