Drawing from compelling results and evaluation findings of a range of public dialogues around climate change, Involve argue there is clear evidence that engaging people in a meaningful way has the potential to change attitudes and behaviours towards tackling climate change.

In this way, public engagement can complement legislative changes that force change, as well as the government’s agenda of ‘nudge’. Only by involving the public in decision-making and in the design of projects will the government be able to bring about the changes in public attitudes and behaviour of the scale that is required.

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