America in One Room: 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 In This Together. 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.

 

Deliberative Polling® in the ResilientAfrica Network

The ResilientAfrica Network will conduct the first Deliberative Polls in Africa. The partner labs will engage in Deliberative Polling® to assess the informed and representative views of the population in three stages: priorities for resilience challenges, priorities for interventions that would help address those challenges and assessment of the success of those interventions.

Deliberative Polling® in Tivaoune Peul, Senegal

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Deliberative Polling® in the Tamale Metropolitan Area of Ghana

Deliberative Polling® (DP) was held in the Tamale Metropolitan Area of Ghana on January 10-11, 2015. The Tamale Poll is the first of its kind in West Africa and the second in Africa after Uganda’s Mt. Elgon region DP held in July 2014. The DP discussions revolved around challenges related to rapid urbanization. The ResilientAfrica Network is conducting the first Deliberative Polls in Africa.

Deliberative Polling® in the Bududa and Butaleja Districts of Uganda

The first DP in Africa was conducted in July 2014 in Bududa and Butaleja districts of Uganda. The topic was how to deal with the environmental disasters and population pressures that challenge life in these vulnerable communities.  The ResilientAfrica Network is conducting the first Deliberative Polls in Africa.