Launch Event: Climate Democracy Action

Launch Event: Climate Democracy Action

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Learn how the CDA program can support your work launching a participatory program for an equitable climate transition.

About this event

The climate crisis demands fast and ambitious action. By bringing the public into decision-making, governments can make tough choices together with their constituents to create policies that are more equitable and responsive to their local needs.

If you want to be a leader in using participatory strategies to manage your government’s response to the climate crisis, the Climate Democracy Action (CDA) program is for you. CDA is an intensive, practice-oriented training and support program that will prepare you to plan and implement an inclusive, equitable, participatory process for a just climate transition. The program is a collaboration between People Powered, World Resources Institute and FIMA, with funding support from Porticus.

Over the course of six months, participants will receive action-oriented training; a dedicated, expert mentor; and peer-learning opportunities to develop an action plan to launch a climate-focused participatory program. They will get first access to the new, interactive Participation Playbook, to walk them through the planning process step by step. Participants will complete a fully developed action plan for a climate-focused participatory program, and be awarded a certification in Climate Democracy Action.

We will select two of the action plans to receive an implementation grant: (1) the best overall plan and (2) the best plan to be implemented in the sub-Saharan region. Each team will receive a grant of $20,000 USD.

Register for the CDA launch to learn how it can support your work, and spread the word!

Who is this program for?

We will select 40 advocates or policymakers seeking to launch a participatory program for climate action to receive free training, mentorship, and peer support. This includes:

  • Members of civil society organizations or coalitions who are supporting or advocating for public participation, democracy and climate action.
  • Local government staff members, officials and policymakers seeking to implement a participatory program for climate action.

Who is eligible for the $20,000 USD award?

Applicants interested in the award must meet additional eligibility criteria:

  • Be from a civil society organization or coalition engaged with a local government authority that wants to implement or improve a participatory program for climate action.


  • Be from a local government authority receiving the support of a civil society organization that can be the grant recipient.

When and how can you participate in the launch event?

  • Wednesday, June 29, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET (New York time) Check your time zone!
  • Via Zoom, in English. We will provide simultaneous interpretation in French, Spanish, and Portuguese, as well as other languages upon request. Please share your language preference when you register.

Submit your questions!

Share your questions through the registration form by June 20, and we’ll incorporate them into the planning of the webinar.

This event is organized by People Powered, the World Resources Institute, and FIMA in partnership with the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, Open Government Partnership (OGP) Local, and the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy.

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