A citizen engagement process including a Citizens' Panel on the development of a local government climate change adaptation policy.
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Problems and Purpose
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Residents and members of the community were highly involved in developing the new policy. A citizens’ panel provided valuable guidance. Convened in November 2014 in collaboration with the University of Sydney, he panel met over two-and-a-half days, giving the City the opportunity for in-depth conversation with residents to hear their concerns about climate change risks and their priorities for action.
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
The panel provided a set of overarching principles and identified and prioritised risks and adaptation actions adopted throughout the risk and actions in the strategy.
Analysis and Lessons Learned