America in One Room: Climate and Energy

CLIMATE and ENERGY

 

In September 2021 a new sample of America in One Room will convene to deliberate about policy options for climate and energy. These public deliberations will focus on possible options to help achieve Net Zero (the point at which we would no longer be adding to the total of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere).

This will be a Helena project, with a national sample of about 500 and a comparably sized control group recruited by NORC at the University of Chicago. Partners include California Forward, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Center for Houston’s Future and the Bridge Foundation for Free Speech and Civil Discourse. Results should be available before the Glasgow Summit (the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, 31 October, 2021). Participants will deliberate online using the Stanford Platform for Online Deliberation.

UPCOMING DATES

Option 1

  • September 14 and 16
  • September 21 and 23

Option 2

  • September 25 and 26

If you would like to learn about and/or see the press coverage from the 2019 America in One Room event, please click here.

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