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  • Lars Kluver MSc in Ecology and Environmental Biology, Lars Klüver is director of the Danish Board of Technology (DBT)  …
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Citizen participation in environmental governance

Drawing lessons for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda
17, boulevard Jourdan
75014 Paris 25th of January 2013

Une session du séminaire Développement durable et économie de l'environnement

Attention, exceptionnellement cette session aura lieu à la Cité internationale (salle Nathan) - 17, Boulevard Jourdan - 75014 Paris

Présentation [en anglais]

Since 1992 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, participatory processes—such as deliberations or other forms of civil society consultation—have multiplied in the field of sustainable development, both in the framework of international summits and in domestic policy-making processes. Such an increase in civil society participatory processes, which are often organised and sponsored by governments and/or international organisations, suggests that they are essential to the formulation of sustainable development policies and to their successful delivery. Yet, while these participatory processes produce recommendations that are passed on to decision-makers, their influence on policy formulation varies significantly according to national, regional or international levels of policy-making, and according to the type of issues addressed.

Building on his comprehensive experience in public participation to policy formulation in both Denmark and at international level, Lars Klüver will: critically review the empirical outcomes of participatory processes in the field of sustainable development; and assess their deficiencies and potential contribution to sustainable development policy-making in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

NOTE : les interventions et les débats lors de la conférence auront lieu en anglais.

Qu’apporte la participation de la société civile aux négociations internationales sur le développement durable en matière de processus de décision politique ? Peut-on en décrire les effets empiriques ? Dans quelle mesure ces processus participatifs participent-ils de notre volonté d’apporter des solutions à des problèmes hautement complexes ? Et que peut-on attendre de tels processus ? Lars Klüver, directeur du Danish Board of Technology (DBT), abordera ces questions, en tirant les enseignements de ses vingt-cinq années d'expérience pratique et théorique dans l'analyse des politiques, l'évaluation des technologies et de la prospective.

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