Everyday citizens given a voice on climate and energy policy

world-views-netra-chhetri-climateOn June 6, World Wide Views invites participants from around the world to share their perspectives on climate change and energy.  The one-day event rolls out in time zones around the world, with more than 5,000 citizens and 50 countries participating. The views that are shared will be incorporated into the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris this December. “We want to honor the multiple views about climate and energy because the policy or outcome of this UN framework should be useful for everybody,” says Netra Chhetri, a senior sustainability scientist and a WWViews project director. “Even if someone hasn’t finished high school, he or she is still a citizen of this particular geography. They have their views, and they may be different than those embraced by the educated community, but that doesn’t mean those views should be neglected.”