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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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Climate Assemblies: Emerging Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

KNOCA will publish an updated version of its report on emerging trends in climate assemblies at the end of April. At this upcoming event, our Chair, Graham Smith, will present the key findings from the report.


Registration Open for Spring School on Climate Citizens’ Assemblies

The second Spring School on Climate Citizens’ Assembly will take place in Budapest on 21-22 May. The School is collaboratively organised by KNOCA, FIDE and DemNet.The Spring School provides the opportunity to learn from leading voices in deliberative practices addressing the climate crisis in Europe.


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.


KNOCA Briefing on Designing the Follow-Up to Climate Assemblies

KNOCA is convinced that we need to pay as much attention to designing the follow-up as we do the design of the climate assembly itself. This is why we have published the draft briefing “Designing the Follow-up to Climate Assemblies: Embedding Recommendations Within the Public Administration” based on interviews and a design workshop with civil servants.