Climatic Change

, Volume 149, Issue 3–4, pp 277–287 | Cite as

Action on climate change requires deliberative framing at local governance level

  • Rebecca RomsdahlEmail author
  • Gwendolyn Blue
  • Andrei Kirilenko


Despite successful examples of multilevel government leadership on climate change policy, many local officials still face a variety of barriers, including low public support, low resources, and political division. But perhaps most significant is lack of public discussion about climate change. We propose deliberative framing as a strategy to open the silence, bridge political division, identify common and divergent interests and values, and thereby devise collective responses to climate change.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA

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