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Eefje Cuppen in advisory committee to investigate participation in climate policy

Climate change is going to have more and more influence on our daily lives in the near future. For example, tackling it is going to have significant consequences for many people in our society.

It is therefore important that society is sufficiently involved in the creation and implementation of climate policy. That is why the government has asked an independent advisory committee led by former National Ombudsman Prof. Dr. Alex Brenninkmeijer to investigate how citizens can be better involved in climate policy.

Eefje Cuppen, Professor of Governance of Sustainability at the Institute of Public Administration, is a member of the independent advisory committee.

Cuppen: 'Minister Wiebes has set up this committee to investigate the possibilities of applying a citizens' forum in climate policy. This is in response to the Mulder motion, which was signed by a broad group of parties in the House. It was our task to formulate an answer to this question before the elections and to give recommendations on how to involve citizens in climate policy. A very nice and honorable assignment, in which I can draw on my research into participation and my collaboration with parties who are involved in participation in practice.

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