Realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement will require transformative changes with wide-ranging impacts on every community and sector of the economy. That is why the public should have a voice in planning for this change.

The development of long-term strategies provides one of the biggest opportunities governments have to involve the public in shaping climate action. Public engagement along with other good governance practices can improve political and public support, integrate and align the strategy with existing national planning efforts and can support near-term decision making. Yet, it’s not so easy in practice to coordinate national dialogue and build public trust among vastly divergent interests.

During this webinar, participants will hear real-world examples of governance arrangements for developing and implementing long-term, low-emissions development strategies and learn about new research that explores country experience.


  • Monica Araya, Founder and Director, Costa Rica Limpia
    Will share some of the experience in Costa Rica on the role of bringing citizen’s voices into long-term climate planning that balances sustainable development priorities.

  • Michel Colombier, Co-Founder and Scientific Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations
    Will share France’s experience and challenges with developing their National Low Carbon Strategy.

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