TRANSrisk session at the 3rd annual Environmental Gathering: Create the Future, 10 March 2018, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Saturday, 10 March, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00

TRANSrisk partner Science Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex (SPRU) will host the stakeholder participatory session "Consensus Building in Engagement Processes for reducing risks in developing sustainable pathways: community interests as core elements of engagement", on 10th of March within the framework of the 3rd annual Environmental Gathering: Create the Future, organised by the Alberta Ecotrust.

More particularly, the workshop aims to identify the best way to reach consensus within groups with various perspectives about sustainable development of natural resources in Alberta. Also, a role playing exercise will be performed where participants will be distributed in round tables and will be given a role to represent a stakeholder (community, industry, government). The background and context will be provided for each stakeholder, and a case/challenge will be given. For example, the installation of an oil well or a wind turbine in the proximities of the community. Groups will be given time to discuss the interest and views of their stakeholder. Then, the overarching questions will be presented to each group and each stakeholder express their viewpoints and the whole group will share the insights discussed at the round table. Later, strategies for negotiation and consensus building will be drawn based on the participant’s experience. It is desired that participants play a role normally opposite to their natural positions.

More information on the 3rd annual Environmental Gathering is available here.

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