Climate change and forced migration: a crisis in the making

23 February 2021 (4.30-5.30 pm CET) online

Sea level rise, flooding, wildfires, droughts, and other disasters are increasing due to climate change, putting stress on communities and even forcing people to leave their homes. Climate change is already affecting migration patterns around the world and will increasingly continue to do so in...

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It's not just about the weather: the impact of climate change on natural disasters

18 FEBRUARY 2021 - 4.30-5.30 PM (CET) online

Natural disasters have become a regular f eature of our weather. Climate change has been a key factor in increasing the risk and extent of wildfires, severe rainstorms, floods and other "natural" disasters. If once we believed that a severe climate crisis awaits us some time in the future, we can...

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Disasters, displacement and climate change

Campaign "12 Months, 1 Question": February 2021

Disasters related to climate change are creating a new reality endangering many communities around the world. In 2009, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recognized that “Environmentally induced migration and displacement (is) a 21st-century challenge”. In the past decade,...

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Forum Lab: Deliberative Democracy for Climate

25 January 2021 - 5.00-6.30 p.m. (CET)

Is representative democracy delivering on climate? Are there any alternatives that have proved proven to tackle better environmental challenges? The Forum Lab explored from a critical perspective which are the initiatives that using deliberative democracy are addressing climate issues. These...

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Watch the teaser of "Cycling for Democracy", the new Forum's web series

20 January 2021 Strasbourg, France

"Cycling for Democracy" is an original project of 12 short films produced by Urubu films for the World Forum for Democracy. In order to find answers to the environmental challenges of our time, in 2019 Nicolas cycled the roads of France to discover some people-driven solutions. Today, he...

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January's Forum Talk: Counting on citizens’ voices, not just counting votes

19 JANUARY 2021 - 2.30-4.00 PM (CET) Online

Talk introduced several experiences with Citizens Assemblies at a national level and considered more generally what their main advantages are in the decision-making process and why they can play a crucial role with facing both the climate crisis and the crisis of trust in democratic institutions....

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Congress and Parliamentary Assembly to organise a round table on “Representative democracy against climate crisis”

18 January 2021 - 9.00-12.00 am (CET)

In the framework of the World Forum for Democracy, the Congress and the Parliamentary Assembly will organise a round table event on 18 January 2021, with the participation of the Congress Current Affairs Committee as well as five Congress members as speakers. The event’s main theme will be the...

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Deliberative democracy for climate

Campaign "12 Months, 1 Question": January 2021

The urgency of the climate crisis is testing the limits of traditional representative democracy and its ability to steer deep social change. All over the world, new forms of deliberative democracy are emerging which give people an opportunity to participate in finding new solutions and a sense of...

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Exhibition of Cartooning for Peace in partnership with the World Forum for Democracy

Cartooning for Peace takes part in the 2020 edition of the World Forum for Democracy. Entitled “Can Democracy Save the Environment?”, this 9th edition will be held online and will run for one year before meeting at the Council of Europe in 2021. Cartooning for Peace offers a digital exhibition,...

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Forum Talk

Bringing climate justice to life: Cases from Australia, Portugal, France and Norway

14 December 2020 AT 14:30 – 16:00 (CET) online

The Forum Talk will bring together citizens, organisations and environmental advocacy groups to discuss challenging environmental policies (or lack thereof) of governments in court.

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