World Wide Views on Global Warming
In progress from 01-01-2008 to 01-01-2010
Project manager: Bjørn Bedsted
Communication activity, Energy technology, Environmental technology, Ethics, Governance, Parliament involvement, Public participation, Risk, TA-methodology
On September 26 2009 World Wide Views on Global Warming (WWViews) gave citizens all over the world an opportunity to define and communicate their positions on issues central to the negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.
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The main objective of WWViews was to give citizens around the world the possibility to contribute with their views on some of the key issues addressed at the United Nations climate summit COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009, in order to influence the negotiations and the future of global climate policy. The overarching purpose was to demonstrate that political decision-making processes on a global scale benefit when everyday people participate.
WWViews involved roughly 4,000 citizens in 38 countries spanning six continents. The citizens gathered in their respective nations to deliberate about the core issues at stake in the December 2009 UN negotiations on climate change. They received balanced information about climate change, discussed with fellow citizens and expressed their own views. They did so in day-long meetings on September 26, 2009.
WWViews was coordinated by The Danish Board of Technology within the framework of the WWViews Alliance.