Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 07/2011

Guaranteeing Public Participation in Climate Governance

January 2011

Transparency International


Effective public participation has three interrelated elements: access to information; direct engagement; and oversight. All three factors can play a critical role in reducing corruption risks and the mismanagement of resources. Such safeguards are essential for climate change where public investments will soon flow through relatively untested channels.