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Recording of symposium on upstream public participation

12 July 2021

The “Symposium: Upstream Public Participation in Sustainable Energy Transitions” organized by the RESPECT project team, supported by New Energy Coalition, was hosted on 24th June 2021.

This symposium brings together international speakers with interdisciplinary backgrounds to further understanding of upstream public participation.

Invited speakers were:

  • Nick Pidgeon. He is a professor of Environmental Psychology, Director of the Understanding Risk Research Group at Cardiff University. The title of his talk is “History and Recent Development of Upstream Public Participation”. (First talk in recording)
  • David Bidwell. He is associate professor of Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island. The title of his talk is “Participation Lessons from the First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm”. (Second talk in recording)
  • The RESPECT team also presented our own research. The title of the talk is “Bridging Gaps Between Disciplines on Upstream Public Participation: who wants to participate in decision making on sustainable energy transition?”. (Third talk in recording)
  • Jerzy Jendroska. He is professor at Opole University as well as Riga Graduate School of Law. The title of his talk is “Public Participation in Plans, Programs and Policies from a Legal Perspective”. (Last talk in recording)

The symposium created heated discussion among the audience and the speakers, inspiring thoughts on upstream public participation and enlarging the impact of the RESPECT project.

Last modified:12 July 2021 4.05 p.m.

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