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Sweden's first citizens' council on climate – involving people in climate discussions and decisions

Here on We Don't Have Time, we all know that we need to reduce emissions, now and quickly. However, in the broader public, people either don't know about climate change, ignore it, or feel helpless and therefore do not act, while being at the same time excluded from crucial decisions that will impact (positively or negatively) their lives.
This is why some universities and research institutes in Sweden decided to create Sweden's first national citizens' council on the climate to start an inclusive, democratic conversation about a green transition in Sweden. This council will be formed by 50 randomly selected people from different backgrounds. They will meet to participate in research, discuss solutions, and propose what Swedish people, businesses and the government should do to reduce emissions. They will focus on the parts that matter the most for reaching the climate goals - and where people often have different opinions. No prior knowledge of climate issues is required to participate.
Citizens' councils have been successfully tested in other countries, such as France, and I am excited to see how it will go in Sweden!
Let's hope that the conclusions reached by citizens in this council will later be implemented at the national level!
Do you know any other countries where this type of council exists?

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  • Sarah Chabane

    7 w

    Great initiative! Looking forward to seeing the results of this

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • George Kariuki

        11 w

        This is a promising step towards more inclusive and effective climate decision-making. I hope it sets a precedent for other countries and inspires similar initiatives around the world.

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        • johnte ndeto

          12 w

          Public awareness towards climate awareness is quite crucial and should be encouraged

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          • Grace Njeri

            12 w

            A better way to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all

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            • Abraham Jok Atem

              12 w

              This is the right way to reduce emissions. Congratulations to the Citizens of Sweden

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              • winnie nguru

                12 w

                Well in Sweden! Always doing a remarkable job

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                • Kevin

                  12 w

                  Congratulations to the higher institutions shaping the climate discourse

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                  • Lucinda Ramsay

                    12 w

                    Great to hear for Sweden! Keep going in this direction 🌍💚

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                    • walter lungayi

                      12 w

                      This is a positive step towards involving people in important climate discussions and decisions. It shows a commitment to engaging the public in finding solutions to the pressing issue of climate change.

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                      • Boniface Kuria

                        12 w

                        Everybody need to get involved in the Climate discussion. Maybe the people who were never included before have great ideas on how to tackle climate change . #LETS DO OUR PART

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                        • Jane Wangui

                          12 w

                          @boniface_kuria including youths,women and younger kids who are left out all the time.

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          12 w

                          Citizens council is a great way to fight for climate justice, creating climate awareness and building sustainable policies. This is an initiative worth adopting not only in France and Sweden but across the globe.

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                          • Marine Stephan

                            11 w

                            @joseph_githinji definitely! This is really something each of us should push for in our own country!

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                          • Saustine Lusanzu

                            12 w

                            Congratulations to Sweden, people's voices are important in shaping the future

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                            Welcome, let's solve the climate crisis together
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