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► How do we engage Communities in Climate Action? Practical Learnings from the Coal Face

Practical Learnings from the Coal Face

Rural topic(s): Civic engagement, local governance and dialogue

Type: report/synthesis

Date of publication: May 1, 2019


This reports draws from the proceedings of a workshop organised in the frame of the National Dialogue on Climate Action in Ireland.

Climate action practitioner community and MaREI researchers offer a set of recommendations and insights into leveraging different community engagement approaches and methodologies in the area of climate action.

The topics presented are related to:

  • Key principles of community engagement in Climate action – what works and what doesn’t?

  • General themes: awareness raising, engagement, empowerment and action, governance and resources



Scale of intervention : National

Keywords: empowerment of rural communities, climate change, citizen participation, civil society dialogue

Places: Ireland

Actors: practionners / managers, research institute/center