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Let's get together and discuss what we think of this consultation process and where we can go from here. I invite all those who would like to share their experience of this site to register on www.ourvoice.nz so I can contact you and set up a meeting. Alternatively please contact me directly on johnst@inspire.net.nz. I have been less than happy with this process and would like to find out what others think should be done next. The Council has declared a climate emergency. What's next?

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Presumably, with the imminent publication of the Council's Draft Climate Action Framework, this website will be taken down.  There are 479 “profiles” on the community page of the climateakl.nz website, which it appears has been up for 10 months or so, though I have only recently come across it. It is not clear in what way those 479 folk chose to interact with the site, but it is a bit depressing to see that the larest entry from John Mauro, one of the administrators of the site, was 7...

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As one stream of contribution by citizens at large to the difficult decisions regarding climate change lets convene a series of citizens' assemblies with participants invited from a list of citizens and secondary school children assembled by sortition (i.e. chosen by lot to receive an invitation). The assembly could meet at regular intervals, with participants paid for their time and expenses, and membership could roll over in a systematic way so that gradually more and more folk become...

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John Stowell

Auckland, New Zealand

Joined this community on Jun 8, 2019

Bio I am an Auckland resident and New Zealand citizen working to introduce the use of citizens' assemblies populated by sortition as an additional way of eliciting public input to issues of importance, including our response to the need for action on reducing our carbon emissions, and agreement on what to do about the stuff that is already unavoidable.

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