POSTPONED Energy Symposium: Public decision making on energy transition
In this symposium, scholars, politicians, industry representatives, and the public will discuss how to effectively engage citizens in decision making on energy transition. Nowadays, public participation practices include interactive web tools, environmental scenario visualization, information and discussion meetings, citizen panels, and many others tools. These tools are widely implemented to engage the public when making policy visions on energy transition, energy strategies, and when implementing concrete energy projects. Yet, many questions about the effectiveness of such tools, and thus about when, where, and how to best engage the public, are still unanswered. This symposium will unveil the merits and bottlenecks of public participation, with real-life illustrations from developing global energy visions to implementing concrete energy projects, at local level.