'Citizens assemblies, a relatively new democratic tool, are a variation of a deliberative civic engagement process, the citizens jury, which was invented here in the United States in the 1970s'
'Right now, France and the United Kingdom are in the final stages of their historic, nationwide climate assemblies, which in light of COVID-19 are transitioning to online deliberation.'
'Over the course of several weekends, the assembly members learn from science and policy experts, deliberate together on paths forward, and finally recommend policies to lawmakers. We believe it’s time to bring this democratic innovation to the United States.'
Bron: Commentary: Citizens assembly would seek consensus on climate, HeraldNet, 31 mei 2020