The Citizens’ Assembly on Climate brings together a group of 150 randomly selected citizens who represent the diversity of French society and whose task is to put forward a series of measures “to achieve a minimum reduction of 40% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in a spirit of social justice.”
Missions Publiques is part of the core team working on the Assembly, assisting the ESEC (French Economic, Social and Environmental Council) and the Assembly’s governance committee with the overall structure of the Assembly and with running the seven sessions it comprises.
On January 9, 2020, French President Mr. Emmanuel Macron took part in a series of discussions with members of the Assembly. He put special emphasis on the need to introduce “deliberative democracy” to overcome the lack of trust that French society has in its leaders.
See a few minutes of this discussion below.