Introduction - Alberta Climate Dialogue: Advancing Public Deliberation on Climate Change and Other Wicked Problems

Lorelei L. Hanson & David Kahane


This introduction outlines the case studies and theoretical issues that constituted the work of the Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD). The chapter frames climate change as a “Super Wicked Problem” and explores some of the debates regarding public deliberation as a form of public participation. 


ABCD was born out of a conviction that we need to build capacity within our institutions and society to find new ways to discuss and solves the complex problems of our time, and we willingly share our experience and knowledge with you to advance public conversations and processes.
— Lorelei L. Hanson & David Kahane