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World Wide Views on Biodiversity citizen participation project recognized at COP11 in India

One of the outcomes of the recently concluded meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP11) about the future protection of biodiversity, has been a recognition of a new and interesting approach to raising awareness and involvement of the public. The draft decision text highlights: “The Conference of Parties (COP) encourages Parties, relevant organizations and stakeholders to support and contribute to communication initiatives, such as the World Wide…See More
Oct 31, 2012
Markus Schmidt commented on Mike Shanahan's group COP11 in Hyderabad
"World Wide Views on Biodiversity citizen participation project recognized at COP11 in India One of the outcomes of the recently concluded meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP11) about the future…"
Oct 31, 2012
Markus Schmidt posted a blog post

WWViews on Biodiversity: Results available

World Wide Views on Biodiversity (WWViews on Biodiversity) is a globe-encompassing democratic deliberation on biodiversity. On September 15, 2012, it gathered citizen views on international biodiversity policy issues and disseminated them to policymakers involved in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The 3,000 participating citizens from 25 countries were selected to reflect the demographic diversity in their respective countries and regions. They were provided with unbiased…See More
Oct 9, 2012
Markus Schmidt commented on Mike Shanahan's group COP11 in Hyderabad
"Special Event – presenting World Wide Views on Biodiversity at COP11   The results of the first-ever global citizen consultation on Biodiversity will be presented at COP11 on Thursday, October 18, 2012 Where: HICC, Level 1, Room…"
Oct 9, 2012
Markus Schmidt joined Mike Shanahan's group
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COP11 in Hyderabad

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Oct 9, 2012
Markus Schmidt posted a blog post

Global citizen consultation for the UN: Great concern for biodiversity and strong support for action

First Results of World Wide Views on Biodiversity: Three quarters of citizens were very concerned about biodiversity loss, people in developing countries feel more affected. Citizens agree that all countries should pay for protection, but the main part should come from developed countries. The 3,000 participants of World Wide Views on Biodiversity (WWViews) – the first-ever global citizen consultation on biodiversity - were selected to reflect the demographic distribution in their country or…See More
Sep 20, 2012
Markus Schmidt posted a blog post

Global Citizen Participation project on biodiversity about to begin

„World Wide Views on Biodiversity“ organizes local consultations of laypeople worldwide. Citizens views on a global challenge - the rapid loss of biodiversity - will be collected on September 15 and might enhance negotiations at the matching UN-Conference in October. The citizen participation project  „World Wide Views on Biodiversity“ (WWViews) will take place 15th of September 2012 in 34 locations in 25 countries on five continents. In each participating location, 100 citizens deliberate in a…See More
Sep 3, 2012
Markus Schmidt posted a blog post

Press info for "World Wide Views on Biodiversity"

Dear colleagues,the citizen participation project „World Wide Views on Biodiversity“ (WWViews) might fit your interests, so we want to inform you about it in time. WWViews will take place at the 15th of September 2012 in about 30 countries on five continents. Hundred citizens per country deliberate in a daylong meeting on what has to be done to halt the worldwide loss of biological diversity. The project was created by the Danish Board of Technology and its partners and is supported by the…See More
May 21, 2012
Markus Schmidt posted a blog post

World Wide Views on Biodiversity

I would like to invite you to participate in the World Wide Views (WWViews) on Biodiversity process. WWViews on Biodiversity wants to address and discuss the challenges that impede the safeguarding of biodiversity. WWViews on Biodiversity is an ambitious, global citizen participation project on global biodiversity policies and actions. The project is coordinated by the Danish Board of Technology, with support from Biofaction (Markus Schmidt), and it is our attempt to enable citizen…See More
Feb 15, 2012
Markus Schmidt is now a member of Biodiversity Media Alliance
Feb 15, 2012

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What is your name?
Markus
What is your job title?
Researcher and science communicator
What organisation do you work for?
Biofaction
Website
www.biofaction.com
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Agriculture, Biodiversity targets, Biotechnology, CBD negotiations, Communicating biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Oceans
What languages do you speak?
German, English, Spanish
Please use this section to introduce yourself in more detail, adding any other relevant information not included in your previous answers. The site administrator will use this answer to decide whether to approve your membership
I am a biologist who worked on environmental risk assessment of GMOs, the role of crop wild relatives and landraces for agricultural biodiversity. Together with a filmmaker I produced a documentary film about the importance of saving biodiversity. Right now I work with the World Vide Views on Biodiversity, a global project to involve citizens into the debate and decision making around biodiversity.

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World Wide Views on Biodiversity citizen participation project recognized at COP11 in India

One of the outcomes of the recently concluded meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP11) about the future protection of biodiversity, has been a recognition of a new and interesting approach to raising awareness and involvement of the public. The draft decision text highlights: The Conference of Parties (COP) encourages Parties, relevant organizations and stakeholders to support and contribute to communication…

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Posted on October 31, 2012 at 12:32

WWViews on Biodiversity: Results available

World Wide Views on Biodiversity (WWViews on Biodiversity) is a globe-encompassing democratic deliberation on biodiversity. On September 15, 2012, it gathered citizen views on international biodiversity policy issues and disseminated them to policymakers involved in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

 

The 3,000 participating…

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Posted on October 9, 2012 at 15:09

Global citizen consultation for the UN: Great concern for biodiversity and strong support for action

First Results of World Wide Views on Biodiversity: Three quarters of citizens were very concerned about biodiversity loss, people in developing countries feel more affected. Citizens agree that all countries should pay for protection, but the main part should come from developed countries.

 

The 3,000 participants of World Wide Views on Biodiversity (WWViews) – the first-ever global citizen consultation on biodiversity - were selected to reflect the demographic…

Continue

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 13:30

Global Citizen Participation project on biodiversity about to begin

„World Wide Views on Biodiversity“ organizes local consultations of laypeople worldwide. Citizens views on a global challenge - the rapid loss of biodiversity - will be collected on September 15 and might enhance negotiations at the matching UN-Conference in October.

 

The citizen participation project  „World Wide Views on Biodiversity“ (WWViews) will take place 15th of September 2012 in…

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Posted on September 3, 2012 at 22:16

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