From the 30th of November through the 11th of December 2015, the city of Paris will host the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21). This milestone meeting will serve to determinate the future of international agreements regarding the responsabilities of each country to meet the challenges posed by global warming, emissions reductions and advancement towards a more efficient and sustainable society.
In this context, World Wide Views Alliance, together with the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), the French National Commission for Public Debate and the Danish Board of Technology Foundation, organised a global citizen consultation on climate and energy last June. This event took place simultaneously in 76 countries around the world, bringing together more than 8,000 participants in 97 cities.
The session results revealed the degree to which there is consensus with regard to key issues. For example, 78% of the participants around the world expressed concern about global warming; six of every ten participants believe that the application of measures aiming to reduce the impact of this phenomenon will improve the quality of life of citizens. The global results of the consultation are published in French and English, and a synthesis in Spanish is also available.