The COVID-19 pandemic has left many governments feeling torn between focusing on addressing the virus and ensuring a recovery on the one hand and addressing the climate emergency on the other. WFD believes that, if they are transparent and inclusive, democracies can do both. The Indonesian Parliament’s Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Bureau (BKSAP) list climate change as [...]
Early lessons from France and the UK on the roles of climate citizens’ assemblies and legislators to enhance climate action
The UK Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change and the French Citizens’ Convention on Climate have recently put forward reports and proposals. The fate of citizens’ proposals depends on their translation into legislation.
To mark the launch of our new Environmental Democracy Initiative, WFD hosted a virtual roundtable featuring legislators from the United Kingdom, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Watch it now.
“Ever since I was a child I used to go to the forest near Ajloun,” says Roqaya Al-Orood, a resident of Jordan’s most wooded region. “We always went to the same picnic spot and we had many happy times.” North-western Ajloun is close to Syria and the West Bank – locals refer to Jordan [...]