The Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University (GEM), and the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) of the Arctic Centre (University of Lapland) are pleased to announce the publication of a new series of working papers on Public Participation and Climate Governance.
The principle of public participation has long been recognized as key to effective and equitable climate policy and governance. Article 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) thus outlines States’ responsibilities to promote and facilitate, inter alia, education and public awareness, public access to information, public participation, training, and international cooperation with respect to addressing climate change and its effects.
This series of working papers presents new and rigorous research on public participation and climate governance by scholars, policy-makers and practitioners. Contributions include analyses of the legal developments, practices and discourses associated with public participation in various climate change-related fora; case studies of the development and application of the concept of public participation and climate governance, including best practices and challenges; and theoretical and critical reflections on the notion of public participation and its relevance to the pursuit of equitable and effective climate governance.
The series is edited by Sébastien Duyck (NIEM), Sébastien Jodoin (McGill University / GEM) and Katherine Lofts (CISDL).
The working papers are available to be downloaded as pdf documents here.