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15 March 2024

Call for papers | Sustainability Science – Springer

A new call for papers is open on the topic “Sufficiency”. Specifically “At the intersections of influence: exploring the structure–agency nexus across sufficiency goals and time frames”. Deadline for abstract submission 15 March 2024!
13 February 2024

Marc Esteve Del Valle appointed as Climate Pact Ambassador

Marc Esteve Del Valle appointed as Climate Pact Ambassador by the European Commission (DG Clima). As ambassador of the Climate Pact, Marc plans to counter climate disinformation by increasing the public’s social media literacy.
30 October 2023

De mening over het proces van de Inwonerraad Energie en zijn adviezen

Goda Perlaviciute en Wytse Gorter hebben een rapport geschreven over de Inwonerraad Energie in Nederland. Specifiek over hoe deelnemers van de Inwonerraad, en ook buitenstaanders, denken over het proces van de Inwonerraad en de output in de vorm van adviezen.
27 November 2023

How do we keep Big Tech in check? Digital Participation Symposium

The second Digital Participation Symposium took place at the House of Connections on 27 November. In break-out sessions, participants explored possible solutions, with an early consensus about a crucial need to prioritize ‘the middle’ and stricter regulations.
11 September 2023

Time to talk about values, time to say no

Of het nu gaat om zonnepanelen van windturbines, een forum in gemeentehuisstijl over voorgestelde groene energieplannen waar de lokale bevolking haar zegje kan doen, lijkt de ideale instelling om het NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) te bestrijden. Maar is dat zo?
27 June 2023

Making Groningen CO2 neutral in 2030

Making Groningen CO2 neutral in 2030 is a major challenge that can only be fulfilled by working together. The Wubbo Ockels School, the Municipality, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Alfa College, and Noorderpoort College are collaborating on this issue.
12 June 2023

Community Events in Groningen about CCUS

What do communities think about Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)? How can their perceptions be included in policy around CCUS? How does Groningen differ from other European locations when it comes to underground storage or conversion of CO2?
30 May 2023

Public Participation Center takes off with symposium and website

On May 30, 2023 the Wubbo Ockels School and the Public Participation Center , in collaboration with New Energy Coalition organised the symposium ‘Citizen Assemblies’ in the House of Connections.

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