How can the City of Copenhagen help its citizens reduce their CO2 emissions? A representative group of the city’s citizens will now gather in a Citizens’ Assembly on the climate area, which over the next three years will make recommendations on how Copenhagen can become a carbon-neutral municipality.
Citizen and member participation
Copenhagen Citizens’ Assembly called “Københavnerting” is the first multi-year municipal Citizens’ Assembly in Denmark. In the first year of the Copenhagen Citizens’ Assembly a representative group of Copenhageners will develop recommendations for how Copenhagen can develop as a city in the future.
Cities around the world are facing a series of dilemma-filled questions about how to live, transport and cope with the climate change that is looming on the horizon. We Do Democracy runs a Citizens’ Assembly based on OECD principles to ensure impartial scrutiny of the project and to create a framework for the difficult and contentious conversation about the project. It’s a process that is attracting national and international attention, with follow-up research by the University of Copenhagen and Dublin City University
The Citizens’ Assembly on Sustainable Consumption has brought together citizens across Denmark to develop recommendations for a future of sustainable consumption. As the first in Denmark, the Citizens’ Assembly will deliver their vision to five political organisations: the Capital Region of Denmark, the Region of Southern Denmark and the municipalities of Frederiksberg, Rudersdal and Vejle.