This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about the work of Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD). This five year initiative (2010-2015) brings together a group of researchers and practitioners who are exploring how citizen deliberation can contribute to shifting engagement and policy on climate change locally and internationally.
This webinar will be an opportunity to discuss in detail what is being learned about deliberative dialogue practice from the following three deliberations
In the spirit of the ABCD collaboration, the webinar will be facilitated by three of its members:
· Citizens’ Panel on Edmonton’s Energy and Climate Challenges. 2012 - conducted in partnership with the City of Edmonton and the Centre for Public Involvement http://www.albertaclimatedialogue.ca/citizens%E2%80%99-panel-on-edmonton%E2%80%99s-energy-climate-challenges/
· Watershed Citizens’ Dialogue 2014, conducted in collaboration with the Oldman Watershed Council in southern Alberta http://www.albertaclimatedialogue.ca/watershed
Energy Efficiency Choices – a virtual dialogue done in collaboration with the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6405436/EEC_ParticipantGuide.pdf
Dr. David Kahane, principal investigator and project lead, University of Alberta
Dr. Gwendolyn Blue, researcher, University of Calgary
Jacquie Dale, practitioner, One World Inc. and C2D2 Board member
ABCD’s work is funded by a Community-University Research Alliance grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as well as contributions from universities, governments, and NGOs that are partners. Deliberative events are co-funded with government, civil society partners, and further grants.