Relationship democracy and sustainable development

Manifesto consultation, Conama, Spain

From 26th-30th November, FDSD worked alongside Madrid-based IIDMA (the Instituto Internactional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente) to run a consultation for the Manifesto in Spain, using the tenth national environmental congress, CONAMA, as a platform for a workshop and consultation stand.

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FDSD at Rio+20: panel session on defending the public

FDSD co-organised a workshop session in Rio de Janeiro as part of a two-day event Fair ideas: sharing solutions for a sustainable planet hosted by IIED and the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC) The event was held at the (PUC) together with The Access Initiative, Center for Ocean Solutions, All China Environment Federation,...

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Are climate policy-makers to blame for lack of public support?

FDSD and Chatham House held a half-day seminar at Chatham House to consider how various climate change scenarios could affect democracy in the UK and US, and to ask whether international policy-makers should share some of the blame for why liberal democracies are finding it hard to secure broad public support for action.

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Mobilising Democracy to Tackle Climate Change

The seminar focussed on: what innovations are needed in democracy and participatory decision-making, if we want them to deliver the actions required to mitigate and adapt to climate change? It was aimed at leaders and change makers in central and local governments, businesses, NGOs and communities.

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