2012, July 16 - 3:32pm — chaworth
Learn about the World Wide Views Canada on Biodiversity public consulatation project. An information booth will be set up at the Okotoks Public Library Thursday, July 26 - 3pm to 6pm.
World Wide Views on Biodiversity is an innovative international public consultation project giving citizens around the world the chance to communicate their positions on biodiversity issues. WWViews is held in preparation for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Eleventh Conference of Parties (COP11) being held in India October 2012.
On 15 September 2012 thousands of citizens in 27 countries will meet to discuss and vote on the same biodiversity themes and questions. The results will be shared with national COP11 delegates, and final global results will be presented at the COP11 negotiations. WWViews on Biodiversity gives policymakers the opportunity to take citizens’ views into account when deciding on policy measures and awareness raising initiatives to deal with the decline of biodiversity.