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Climate targets alone do not guarantee success. To achieve them, concrete measures and a joint learning process between science, politics, business and society are needed. In the Ariadne project, citizens have therefore also been involved in the research processes on political options for the energy transition from the very beginning via deliberation formats.

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The dialogue between society and science was kicked off by the online discussions in which the problems and goals of the energy transition and what is important to citizens in the implementation were discussed. The results were incorporated into the Ariadne research and further deepened in co-creation workshops between science and citizens* to identify focus areas for further research. In the next step, Ariadne researchers developed policy action packages to be discussed and evaluated at citizens' conferences.

The results of the citizens' conferences are incorporated into Ariadne's further research work. Participants' contributed assessments of the policy instruments discussed will be integrated into the further design of policy options that seek to maximize societal viability. The policy pathways will be presented at a citizens' summit in 2023. They form orientation knowledge for policymakers, combining expertise on the impact of instruments with citizens' values and perspectives.

More information at ariadneprojekt.de

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Ralph Henger

Dr. Ralph Henger

Senior Economist for Housing Policy and Real Estate Economics and Head of Fin.Connect.NRW

Tel: +49 221 4981-744 Ralph Henger
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