Community Assemblies FAQ

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Community Assemblies

Frequently asked questions

Who can run a Community Assembly

Anyone, anywhere in the world can run a Community Assembly. This simply involved bringing people together to discuss the climate and ecological crisis. Your community might be a school, workplace, society, neighbourhood - or any other group.

The Community Assembly Toolkit will guide you every step of the way, including tips on how to facilitate your assembly and guided activities through which to explore the climate and ecological crisis.

Can I join a Community Assembly or do I have to run one in order to participate?

Once a Community Assembly has been established, it is up to the organisers to invite participants. We encourage everyone who is interested in participating to have a go at running a Community Assembly. There may be online events organised which you can join, such as these open Assemblies.

When do Community Assemblies need to take place?

Community Assembly should ideally take place between October 21 and mid December. All results need to be submitted by 01 January 2022 for inclusion in our final Global Assembly report, which will be released in March 2022.

I am interested in hosting a Community Assembly. Do we have to stick to the framing question “How can humanity address the climate and ecological crisis in a fair and effective way?”

To ensure that every Community Assembly can submit proposals in a consistent format, and be included in our final report in March 2022, we encourage organisers to follow the guidance in our toolkit, which is led by the framing question above.

What is the deadline for submitting our report in order to be included in the final report to be published in March 2022.

All output from Community Assemblies must be submitted by 01 January 2022. These will be submitted online (instructions will be published on our website and be shared by email with Assembly organisers) and will form part of the information that feeds into the Global Assembly’s report.

Where can I Find the Community Assembly Toolkit?

You can download the Community Assembly Toolkit here.

Where can I find resources to prepare the Community Assembly?

In addition to the Toolkit, there are many resources available to help you. The Information Booklet is an introduction to some of the most important themes related to the climate and ecological crisis. This information booklet has been translation into several languages, available on the Global Assembly wiki. Further resources are available on the Global Assembly Resources page.

Can I translate the Toolkit?

If it has not already been translated into the most convenient language for your community we invite you to translate the Toolkit, and any other resources for your participants. If you do, please let us know so we can publish these on our wiki so that other speakers of your language can use them (whether this year or in a future year).

What are the next steps I should take after registration to run a Community Assembly?

After registering your Community Assembly you will automatically receive a “welcome email” with next steps, including instructions to download the Community Assembly Toolkit and links to further resources. From time to time our team will contact organisers with useful guidance, and our team is always available for support at