November, 2008. The Institute for Sustainable Futures has joined the World Wide Views (WWViews) Alliance as a national partner.

Our team is seeking to establish an Australian deliberative process as part of this first ever global citizen participation exercise.
The WWViews on Global Warming will give citizens all over the world an opportunity to define and communicate their positions on issues central to the negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen 2009.

To date, there has been limited scope for citizen participation in international negotiations on climate change response. To rectify this, the Danish Board of Technology and the Danish Cultural Institute have established the WWViews international alliance to deliver a global deliberative citizen process, the World Wide Views on Global Warming.

Citizen deliberations such as the WWViews engage the public in debates about important, but complex societal issues often with the aim of providing advice to policy makers. As independent non-specialists, citizens are in a unique position to weigh the pro and cons of technological and political initiatives from moral, social and cultural perspectives.

The Institute for Sustainable Futures is well placed to fulfil the role of national partner for this project (see our Participation and Engagement capability statement). To find out how to become involved or to discuss funding and sponsorship opportunities please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information go to