WFD's COP27 reading list

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WFD's COP27 reading list

To prepare for COP27, we’ve collected the highlights of our resources on environmental democracy.

There is a robust link between higher standards of democratic practice and more appropriate environmental and climate action. To prepare for COP27, we’ve collected the highlights of our resources on environmental democracy. 

Watch Nick Mabey's keynote speech on environmental democracy

Post-COP26: Where next for Environmental Democracy and foreign policy? 

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A blue and green planet with trees, solar panels and wind turbines on it

What is environmental democracy?

The grave disruptions to people’s lives because of the environmental and climate crises are destabilising democracies. Environmental democracy is based on the vision that decisions on natural resources must adequately and equitably address citizens’ interests, and that they must be part of these decisions through access to information, justice, and decision-making processes. Rather than setting a standard for outcomes, environmental democracy sets a standard for how decisions should be made. At the same time, there is a robust nexus between higher standards of democratic practice and more appropriate environmental and climate action.