World Wide Views on Global Warming

A global participatory event held in the course of one day among thousands of people delivered new views on climate change policy

On a single day, more than 4000 people from 38 countries all over the world discussed the issue of climate change. The project titled World Wide Views on Global Warming offered global citizens the chance to come up with recommendations for the Copenhagen Climate Council. The results of the discussions were collected in a database and are indicators for the different levels of knowledge on the subject.

When discussing future goals and political decisions regarding climate change, the affected civil society should have a say. The project, coordinated by Denmark, took place on September 26th 2009 at exactly the same time in every country. Hence, participants in the US were able to access the recommendations of Australian citizens via a special data base.

Each of the 100 participants was carefully selected and needed to have an interest in the issue as well as no affiliations to politics or the technological sector. First, they were given a standardized info package and were then shown videos that led to various discussions. At the end of each discussion the different groups formulated a recommendation.

ITA contributed to the development and coordinated WWViews in Austria. The recommendations were then delivered to the Austrian delegate of the Ministry for Agriculture. The collected catalogue of recommendations was presented in Copenhagen separately.

Publikationen

Publikationen

  • Gudowsky, N., & Bechtold, U. (2013). The Role of Information in Public Participation. Journal Of Public Deliberation, 9, Art. 3. Retrieved from http://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol9/iss1/art3
  • Riedlinger, D. (2012). Worldwide Views on Biodiversity. Ita-Newsfeed. Retrieved from http://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungs-news/worldwide-views-on-biodiversity
  • Bechtold, U., Ornetzeder, M., & Sotoudeh, M. (2012). WWViews in Austria – reflecting a citizen consultation project from a Technology Assessment perspective. In M. Rask, Worthington, R., & Lammi, M. (Eds.), Citizen Participation in Global Environmental Governance (pp. 107-122). London: Earthscan Publications.
  • Gudowsky, N., & Bechtold, U. (2011). WWViews: Die Ergebnisse des internationalen Partizipationsprojekts zum Klimawandel. Ita-Newsletter, März 2011, 6. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-newsletter/NL0311.pdf#6
  • Bechtold, U., Ornetzeder, M., Sotoudeh, M., & Thom, P. (2010). World-Wide Views on Global Warming Austria – Ein Prozess Partizipativer Technikfolgenabschätzung am Beispiel Globaler Erwärmung (p. 111). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ITA-pb-d36
  • Bechtold, U. (2010). Internationale Forschung im Rahmen von WWViews. Ita-Newsletter, 9. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-newsletter/NL0910.pdf#9
  • Stemberger, S., & Bechtold, U. (2009). Der Klimagipfel der WeltbürgerInnen. Ita-Newsletter, 4. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-newsletter/NL1209.pdf#4
  • Bechtold, U., Ornetzeder, M., & Sotoudeh, M. (2009). Klimagipfel der WeltbürgerInnen - Ein Projekt zur UN-Klimakonferenz 2009. Gaia, 343 ff.Retrieved from http://www.oekom.de/zeitschriften/gaia/archiv/archive/heft/427.html
  • Bechtold, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (2009). Das Projekt WWViews im Reality Check. Ita-Newsletter, 9 f.Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-newsletter/NL0609.pdf#9
  • Bechtold, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (2008). Klimawandel aus Sicht österreichischer BürgerInnen. Ita-Newsletter, 16. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-newsletter/NL0608.pdf
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Konferenzbeiträge/Vorträge

Konferenzbeiträge/Vorträge

  • 24/08/2010 , Oldenburg&Bremen
    Ulrike Bechtold,  Niklas Gudowsky-Blatakes: 
    Information and public opinion — comparing outcomes of an oranized participatory approach and a street questioning on economic issues of global warming
    ISEE Conference 2010 — 'Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crises'
  • 01/06/2010 , Wien
    Mahshid Sotoudeh,  Michael Ornetzeder,  Ulrike Bechtold: 
    Zur Bedeutung elektronischer Medien bei transnationalen Partizipationsverfahren: Erfahrungen aus dem Projekt WWViews on Global Warming
    TA'10 – Die Ethisierung der Technik und ihre Bedeutung für die Technikfolgenabschätzung
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