The Australian experience of World Wide Views on Global Warming: The first global deliberation process

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dc.contributor.author Atherton, Alison en_US
dc.contributor.author Vecellio, Lorien en_US
dc.contributor.author Herriman, Jade en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:35:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010005324 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Herriman Emma, Atherton Alison, and Vecellio Lorien 2011, 'The Australian experience of World Wide Views on Global Warming: The first global deliberation process', Berkeley Electronic Press, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1-39. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1937-2841 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18956
dc.description.abstract World Wide Views on Global Warming was the first ever global-scale citizen deliberation process, held on 25-26 September 2009 and involving approximately 4,000 citizens in 38 countries. WWViews sought to provide citizens with a voice in the 2009 UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen (COP15) by engaging them in a deliberative process about global political positions on climate change. The process produced clear, comparable results across all participating countries that were given to COP15 negotiators. The Danish Government agencies, the Danish Board of Technology and the Danish Cultural Institute, initiated the global process. Organisers in each participating country ran events using the same standardised process. The University of Technology Sydney, the organisers of the Australian WWViews event, paid special attention to several elements of the process to maximise participation and impact within the local context. This paper outlines the standardised global process used for this deliberative event and describes and reflects upon the tailored approaches developed for Australia. It examines in detail the objectives, processes and outcomes of recruiting and supporting participants and recruiting, training and coordinating facilitators, communications and dissemination of results and specific features of the Australian event. It includes the organisers? reflections on success factors, challenges and surprises, as well as feedback from facilitators and participants. This paper concludes with a number of critical questions arising from the Australian experience of World Wide Views on Global Warming that are pertinent for practitioners designing other deliberative forums and particularly anyone concerned about future prospects for global deliberative democracy. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Berkeley Electronic Press en_US
dc.title The Australian experience of World Wide Views on Global Warming: The first global deliberation process en_US
dc.parent Journal of Public Deliberation en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Berkeley, California en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 39 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
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dc.classification.name Political Science en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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