WWViews on Biodiversity
On Saturday September 15th 2012, thousands of people around the world took part in a global event: “World Wide Views on Biodiversity”. The project engaged ordinary citizens in 25 countries in the process of policymaking and awareness raising to sustain a living and healthy planet. About hundred citizens in each participating country attended day-long meetings to learn about biodiversity issues, make up their minds about them, and express their views. The meetings started at dawn in the Pacific and continue until dusk in the Americas. All meetings had the same agenda and used the same approach in order to make results comparable and useful for policymakers gathered in October 2012 in India to discuss future policy measures for preserving biological diversity.
WWViews on Biodiversity in Arizona
The Arizona State University (Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes – CSPO) is the national organiser of the WWViews day in Phoenix – Arizona / USA.
Main Project Manager: Netra Chhetri
The citizen consultation on international biodiversity politics in Arizona took place on September 15th at Tempe Campus in Phoenix.
Results of the WWViews citizen meeting in Arizona
Link to the results page
Find more photos from the citizen meetings in the US on Flickr
Documentary on the process and the results of World Wide Views on Biodiversity
Information Material for Citizens
World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Material for Citizens – English (The Danish Board of Technology, June 2012)
World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Material for Citizens – Español
World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Videos for the Citizens – English
1. Introduction to biodiversity, 2. Biodiversity on land, 3. Biodiversity in the sea, 4. Burden and Benefit Sharing
World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Videos Informativos para los Ciudadanos – Español
1. Introducción a la biodiversidad, 2. Biodiversidad terrestre 3. Biodiversidad en el mar, 4. Responsabilidades y distribución de beneficios