World Wide Views
The World Wide Views methodology was created by an alliance of public and private entities convened by the Danish Board of Technology to conduct a global citizen consultation on global warming in 2009. The method has been used twice more since then.
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Problems and Purpose
The World Wide Views methodology is used for large-scale, multi-site public consultations on a single topic. The method has been used on the international level but can be employed at the national or regional scale.
Origins and Development
The World Wide Views methodology was developed by an alliance of public and private entities convened by the Danish Board of Technology to 1) develop a method for multi-site, simultaneous public consultation and opinion reporting, and 2) to use this method for a Citizen Participation Project on Global Warming.
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Ideally, participants in a World Wide Views consultation will be selected through stratified, random sampling to reflect the demographic diversity of the host location. Each site should have approximately 100 participants broken down into groups of 5-8 for the debate/deliberation portion of the event.
How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making
The World Wide Views process is based on the need for multiple, simultaneous public consultations on a given topic. Its use has been primarily at the international level; allowing numerous global partners to simultaneously measure and report the opinions of their citizens on an issue for collation and submission to international regulatory and policy making bodies such as the UN. The process involves
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
World Wide Views Global Consultation on Biodiversity (case)
World Wide Views Citizen Participation Project on Global Warming (case)
The World Wide Views Alliance (organization)
Danish Board of Technology (organization)
 "The World Wide Views methodology," May 7, 2014, http://wwviews.org/the-world-wide-views-method/
 "WWViews Alliance," http://globalwarming.wwviews.org/node/11.html
Lead image: World Wide Views http://wwviews.org/the-world-wide-views-method/