The first of four Bonn Climate peoples panel took place on September 10th and 11th, 2021 in the Schauspielhaus Bad Godesberg. 1OO randomly selected citizens participated with 25 professional organisations. They worked together on positive future images for Bonn 2035
Background History and Context
Bonn4Future is the citizen participation process for the Council decision for Bonn to be climate-neutral by 2035 at the latest. Together, Bonn citizens, various (civil) social actors, politics, administration and science are looking for an answer to how climate neutrality can succeed in Bonn. Bonn4Future was promoted by Bonn in Transition, the Bonn climate guard and many organizations and initiatives created by Bonn. In September 2020, the City Council of Bonn Majority and support of almost all parties decided "Bonn4Future - We for the climate! to promote.
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Bonn Municipal City council
Participant Recruitment and Selection
100 citizens were randomly drawn from the register of the residents' registration office in advance in order to get very different perspectives together. In addition, organizations and groups could express interest in participating if they bring important societal perspectives to the table. 25 of them were then selected according to fixed criteria.
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Experts explain what is important for climate-neutral living and being mobile. Scientists answer the questions of the participants.
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned