Next week I will join other members of ECAST at the Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes at ASU’s Washington DC office to discuss US participation in the World Wide Views on Climate and Energy citizen dialog set for June 6, 2015. At the New Tools for Science Policy seminar, Bridging the Democracy Gap: World Wide Views on Climate and Energy, we will talk about plans for coordinating efforts across five U.S. sites: Boston, Ma; Phoenix, AZ; Ft. Collins, CO; St. Paul, MN; and Huston, TX (tentative participation).
On June 6, 100 citizens representing the demographic diversity of the host countries will attend daylong meetings at sites around the world. Participants will receive the same balanced and vetted information about issues on the agenda for the December 2015 UN climate summit (UNFCCC) in Paris, and discuss these issues at tables with 8 participants and a facilitator. Their views on these issues will be published online and presented at both preparatory meetings and at the climate summit.