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KNOCA's Annual Event 2023

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In our Annual Event 2023 we celebrated another year of developing best practice on Climate Assemblies in close collaboration with our network.

In a packed program with three separate sessions, we first reflected on the emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities within climate assemblies based on the past year’s research and practice in the field. We then held an Innovation Market with contributions from nine of KNOCA’s member organizations on topics ranging from hosting assemblies in areas of conflict to engaging children and young people. The final session was an illuminating discussion with two high profile guests on “how to get the politics right” along with a focus on the challenges of embedding assembly practice within the political arena.
See the full program below and watch the sessions in the recordings to the right.

Session 1: The chair of KNOCA, Graham Smith, shares the latest learnings in the world of Climate Assemblies.

Session 2: Pitches from nine innovations proposed by members of the KNOCA-community of practitioners.

Session 3: Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul and Franciska Rosenkilde discuss incorporating assemblies into politics.

Download presentations:

Climate Assemblies: Emerging Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Innovation Market – Pitch slides

Download presentations from breakout sessions:

Tim Daw – Using systems modelling

Chris Hopkins – Green transition, (global) social contract renegotiation

Morten Friis – Supporting participants post-assembly

Katie Reid – Participation of young people and children

Martina Francesca – La Prossima Cultura: Including nature in assemblies

Jordi Serra – Cooperation of European Climate Assemblies


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