Stakeholder engagement and decarbonization pathways: Meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

- January 17, 2023

6 months after the kick-off of ENGAGE project, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out ~ which meant that all of the stakeholder engagement activities had to be organized as online events.

Between March 2020 and April 2022, 5 online workshops were organized, two at the global level and 3 at the regional/national level.

The paper documents the new online approaches and tools that were used to engage stakeholders in a co-design and dialogue process for an inclusive exploration and development of low-carbon transition pathways.

We show that a combination of interactive visualizations, open channel surveys and moderated breakout groups are particularly useful tools for online stakeholder engagement.

Still, despite the many adbantages, online activities cannot completely replace physical meetings when dealing with complex issues such as climate change.

Read the full article here