SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

Citizens Assemblies/Juries are being used to resolve challenging issues – why can’t we?

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99 citizens from all over Denmark have spent four months discussing possible solutions to address climate issues in a citizens' assembly. On 10 February 2022, the randomly selected participants presented concrete recommendations and four key messages to the Danish Parliament for ambitious action.

Having held a successful "citizens assembly" on climate change the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has proposed the use of a "citizens' convention" to resolve assisted dying laws in France

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Lynn Wood @ 2022.04.06 6:01 AM
How are the assemblies being funded? 

Glenn Barnes @ 2022.04.06 6:11 AM

Funding has been predominantly by governments who see the benefit in an inclusive dialogue with the electorate. When properly structured and the deliberations widely publicised, these assemblies help communities realise and support "common good" approaches to "wicked problems".

Even when philanthropists have offered to fund such approaches in Australia, our federal politicians have refused to embrace the concept. Why?



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