Today, we launched a new e-discussion in the Pathway to Paris climate consultation on the World We Want. The headline question is:
How can sustained citizen engagement improve both policy choice and human outcomes?
There are many challenges for institutions in sustaining direct citizen participation. There are also many success stories. We urge participants to share both challenges and success stories, as well as your vision for how sustained citizen engagement can improve both policy choice and human and environmental outcomes. CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE
This e-discussion is happening just after the World Wide Views on Climate and Energy consultation, which took place in 80 countries, and asked citizens to look at specific details of climate policy. Also during the last ten days in Bonn, there have been breakthroughs in the discussions regarding the implementation of Article 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which calls for Parties (countries that have ratified the Convention) to provide opportunities for participation in climate policy and action.
We will be building more opportunities for this participation, through the Pathway to Paris project, as we go about building the always active Citizens' Climate Engagement Network, which will launch in Paris during the COP21.