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CDEDU opinion on the Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 2212 (2021) on ‘More participatory democracy to tackle climate change’

The new recommendation of the Parliamentary Assembly concerning “More participatory democracy to tackle climate change’ has been welcomed by the CDEDU Bureau in a recent opinion paper on the recommendation.

The CDEDU Bureau fully agrees with the message put forth by the Parliamentary Assembly recommendation, which highlights the added value of innovative democratic practices and enhanced citizens’ participation and deliberation, which aim to strengthen democracy and allow for more effective responses to major policy dilemmas, in particular the climate crisis.

The CDEDU Bureau believes in the need to empower young people as agents of change in relationship to environmental issues and strongly supports further work on this topic through the Council of Europe Education Programme in the coming years.

Take a look at the opinion paper in full here.