Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Setälä, Maija
Organisation University of Turku
Project title Facing systemic change together: Citizen deliberation in informed and just climate transitions
Decision No. 341373
Decision date 19.01.2021
Funding period 01.02.2021 - 30.11.2024
Funding 442 213
Project description
FACTOR explores how citizen deliberation can facilitate just and informed climate transition. FACTOR analyzes various obstacles for an agreement regarding climate justice, including individual biases and misperceptions, and how deliberative processes can potentially counteract these obstacles. FACTOR organizes deliberative mini-publics in order to help citizens and policy makers make informed and balanced judgments regarding climate transitions. At the regional level, three Citizens' Juries are organized to deliberate on regional road maps for climate transitions. An online Deliberative Citizen Panel is organized at the national level. The task of the panel is to develop the ways in which climate information is presented at the portal. FACTOR conducts surveys and interviews as well as field experiments to gauge the effects of deliberative citizen participation among policy makers and the public at large.