[LINK] Consult Citizens Online on Climate Change

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Jul 23 10:42:21 AEST 2010

Last week I attended the conference "Democratizing Climate Governance 
Conference" at the Australian National University in Canberra. This was 
timely as apparently the Prime Minister is about to propose a national 
community consultation process on climate change.

My suggestion would be to use the "Public Sphere" Internet assisted 
consultation process which Senator Lundy developed for this: 

This would reduce the cost and complexity of organising deliberations 
and allow for wider input by people via the Internet, to supplement 
face-to-face deliberations. We have learnt a lot about how to run such 
blended events since I helped run the first Public Sphere at the ANU in 
2009: <http://blog.tomw.net.au/2009/05/public-sphere-1-worked.html>.

The papers for the "Democratizing Climate Governance Conference" have 
now been released: 

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au

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