Data

General Issues
Environment
Governance & Political Institutions
Planning & Development
Specific Topics
Climate Change
Environmental Conservation
Youth Issues
Location
Scotland
United Kingdom
Links
https://www.demsoc.org/projects/scotland-climate-assembly
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Deliver goods & services
Approach
Co-governance
Informal engagement by intermediaries with political authorities
Research
Spectrum of Public Participation
Inform
Total Number of Participants
100
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All With Special Effort to Recruit Some Groups
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Random Sample
Targeted Demographics
Men
Women
Youth
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
Community development, organizing, and mobilization
Informal conversation spaces
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Collect, analyse and/or solicit feedback
Legislation, policy, or frameworks
Inform, educate and/or raise awareness
Legality
No
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Negotiation & Bargaining
Ask & Answer Questions
Information & Learning Resources
Expert Presentations
Written Briefing Materials
Video Presentations
Decision Methods
General Agreement/Consensus
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Hearings/Meetings
Public Report
New Media
Type of Organizer/Manager
Local Government
Government-Owned Corporation
Community Based Organization
Funder
Scotland government
Type of Funder
National Government
Staff
Yes
Volunteers
Yes
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in public policy
Changes in how institutions operate
Changes in people’s knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
Changes in civic capacities
Conflict transformation
Implementers of Change
Lay Public
Stakeholder Organizations
Elected Public Officials
Formal Evaluation
Yes
Evaluation Report Links
https://www.climateassembly.scot/sites/default/files/inline-files/Scotland%27s%20Climate%20Assembly%20Recommendations%20for%20Action.WebVersion%20%282%29%20%282%29.pdf

CASE

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General Issues
Environment
Governance & Political Institutions
Planning & Development
Specific Topics
Climate Change
Environmental Conservation
Youth Issues
Location
Scotland
United Kingdom
Links
https://www.demsoc.org/projects/scotland-climate-assembly
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Deliver goods & services
Approach
Co-governance
Informal engagement by intermediaries with political authorities
Research
Spectrum of Public Participation
Inform
Total Number of Participants
100
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All With Special Effort to Recruit Some Groups
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Random Sample
Targeted Demographics
Men
Women
Youth
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
Community development, organizing, and mobilization
Informal conversation spaces
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Collect, analyse and/or solicit feedback
Legislation, policy, or frameworks
Inform, educate and/or raise awareness
Legality
No
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Negotiation & Bargaining
Ask & Answer Questions
Information & Learning Resources
Expert Presentations
Written Briefing Materials
Video Presentations
Decision Methods
General Agreement/Consensus
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Hearings/Meetings
Public Report
New Media
Type of Organizer/Manager
Local Government
Government-Owned Corporation
Community Based Organization
Funder
Scotland government
Type of Funder
National Government
Staff
Yes
Volunteers
Yes
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in public policy
Changes in how institutions operate
Changes in people’s knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
Changes in civic capacities
Conflict transformation
Implementers of Change
Lay Public
Stakeholder Organizations
Elected Public Officials
Formal Evaluation
Yes
Evaluation Report Links
https://www.climateassembly.scot/sites/default/files/inline-files/Scotland%27s%20Climate%20Assembly%20Recommendations%20for%20Action.WebVersion%20%282%29%20%282%29.pdf

100 assembly members met online for seven weekends. The Assembly learned about climate change, mitigation, adaptation, fairness, and how change happens before splitting into three streams: Diet, Land Use and Lifestyle; Homes and Communities; and Travel and Work.

Problems and Purpose

Scotland Citizens’ assemblies bring together a group of 100 individuals, recruited through random and stratified selection to broadly represent the wider population with respect to key demographics, and in some assemblies, views on the issue under consideration between November 2020 to March 2021. The assembly met online 7 times and deliberated on information provided by experts, which leads to the production of a set of recommendations with the aim to inform decision-making addressing the question: How should Scotland change to tackle the climate emergency in an effective and fair way?

Background History and Context

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

Scotland’s Climate Assembly was organised and delivered by a Stewarding Group, Secretariat, Design and Facilitation Team, and Evidence Group. The Assembly was conducted entirely online, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Participant Recruitment and Selection

Methods and Tools Used

The research used a mixed methods approach to analyse and integrate a range of different types of data. Data sources analysed for this report include:

  • online member surveys, conducted prior to Assembly starting and after each Weekend meeting.
  • non-participant observation of Assembly small group discussions.
  • audio recordings of Assembly small group discussions.
  • qualitative semi-structured interviews and a qualitative survey with 18 people involved in organising and delivering the Assembly, including members of the Secretariat, Design and Facilitation Team, Stewarding Group and Evidence Group. These interviews were conducted after the Assembly ended.
  • population survey by Deltapoll with representative sample of 1917 adults in Scotland, conducted 29 July-14 August 2021.
  • evidence presentations from the Assembly.
  • the Assembly report.
  • secondary data on climate and civic attitudes.
  • Scottish Government policy documents.
  • media coverage.


What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

For three of the seven weekends, the Assembly members were split into three separate topic streams: Diet, Land Use & Lifestyle; Homes & Communities; and Travel & Work.

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

References

External Links

Notes