On June 10, 2024 a session framed within the Open Government Week in Catalonia was held as part of the return phase, “The Catalan Climate Assembly: appraisals and learnings“.

The session was divided into two parts, a first one to present the technical assessment of the citizen recommendations and a second one that included a round table with experts from different fields, to highlight the lessons learned from the participatory process.

Evaluation of the recommendations

The technical assessment of the 48 citizen recommendations provided an in-depth view of both the technical and economic capacities and their impact on climate change. Of these recommendations, 23 concerned the deployment of renewable energies and 25 concerned the agri-food system. Proposals for acceptance and/or rejection of the recommendations were also presented, as well as a prioritization of the implementation of the recommendations.

Round table

The round table was composed by the head of the facilitation team of the Catalan Assembly (Oriol Agulló), an activist of Extinction Rebellion and also member of the Grup Motor, Àlex Guillamón, and an expert in deliberative democracy of our partner in Horizon-CLIMAS Deliberativa, Arantxa Mendiharat. The group was moderated by Pablo García, as Head of Strategic and Transversal Projects of the Subdirectorate of Citizen Participation.

There were five main ” content blocks” under discussion, aiming to capture and share learnings from different perspectives:

  1. Why creating climate assemblies?
  2. Why should diverse citizens and non-experts be involved in responding to complex problems such as climate change?
  3. What has been done so far to include different and diverse socio-demographic profiles?
  4. What are the implications?
  5. Experts’ key insights for creating better assemblies.


To learn more about the results, watch the full recording on YouTube.


Read more on:

CLIMAS Blogpost: How does the Citizens’ Assembly work?

Generalitat Catalunya official page: Assemblea Ciutadana pel Clima de Catalunya

Generalitat Catalunya Account on X: Latest updates

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