What does the future look like? Who should decide it? Faced with threats like Brexit, the European Union (EU) institutions had a surprising answer: the people. The Conference on the Future of Europe is an unprecedented experiment in transnational, large-scale deliberative democracy. 800 randomly selected citizens from across the EU participated in over 250 hours of deliberations
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Making decisions about the consequences and tradeoffs of land management strategies under a changing climate is complex. Co-developing participatory scenarios with the public and decision makers can help plan for these uncertain futures. Join Victoria Keener (Arizona State University) for a discussion of a multi-year stakeholder-intensive process on Groundwater Recharge to simulate impacts of development, conservation, and climate change. The co-development of participatory scenario planning and modeling can accelerate the uptake of complex climate data and projections into local decision making.
Climate resilience policies are often implemented locally, and these localized practices may not be shared with decision makers in other regions. Collaboration is needed. Learn how the Pacific RISA is using its role as a science and policy boundary organization and a peer-to-peer framework with different stakeholder groups to advance and accelerate climate adaptation initiatives and policies that consider climate data and models, regional geopolitics, social equity, and financial risk.