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Gretchen Gano examines one example of science center-hosted deliberation on a policy issue.

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  • On September 26, 2009, shortly after I arrived in Arizona to start work, I walked into this big empty room in the campus student union. Over the next 8 hours, the room filed up with nearly 100 people who had gathered to talk about global warming and what was remarkable was that
  • On this same day, people in  over 170 countries around the world were having this same conversation in rooms like the one I was in.   Ministers from more than 170 countries participated, as well as 8.000 other participants consisting of government officials, representatives of NGO's,business and industry
  • The questions they were discussing had to do with issues central to the negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.    The meeting I got to be a part of was the first global citizens consultation -- world wide views on global warming   As sites arrived at recommendations, these results were uploaded to the WWV website - there is a tool there now which lets you dig into the results and compare across countries, regions and the world
  • There were 5 US sites   Massachusetts,Boston, Museum of Science Arizona,Arizona State University Calfornia, Pomona College Colorado Georgia    What you are seeing here is a press conference with participants at the Museum of Science Site
  • Analysis of the data in global forums resulted in  9 Policy recommendations
  • There were also very local impacts   this is Larry Ragland
  • Boston participant So as I look back on my weekend and all I read, saw, heard, debated and considered I have become compassionate and feel very protective of our planet, our mother Because in September 4,000 people met to impact the lives of 6.7 billion I am proud to say that I have become my mother ’s keeper and her “Big Brother”   Larry Ragland October 13, 2009
  • The Danish Board of Technology is an independent body established by the Danish Parliament (the Folketing) in 1995 and is the successor of the Technology Board, which was set up as a statutory body in 1986.  Every year, after a specific stipulation in the nation's "Finance Law", the Danish Board of Technology receives an annual subsidy of around 10 million Danish kroner. The Ministry of Research is the supervising authority for the Board and the Parliament's Research Committee is the Board's steady liaison to the Parliament.
  • have developed a specific model for doing public consultations that was adapated for the first time with the WWV Global Warming for a global conversation   Global Discussions – distributed small group discussions with participants selected as “representative” of local population   Global Questions – Talking about questions up for debate at COP 11 UN Convention on Biodiversity, timing of the discussion was also a big consideration   Science-based information -- Brief media backgrounders to frame the discussion   Recommendations relevant to policy questions, developed locally, shared globally using the web
  • Our mission is to support better-informed governmental and societal decisions on complex issues involving science and technology.   April 8, 2010
  • C3 and US Long Term Ecological Research Network
  • Deliberation

    1. 1.     Gretchen Gano Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes Arizona State University   Experts and Citizens Assessing Science  and Technology (ECAST)
    2. 4.  
    3. 6.   <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a deal at COP15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the temperature increase below 2 degrees  Annex 1 countries should reduce emissions with   25-40 or more by 2020 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast-growing economies should also reduce emissions by 2020 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-income and developing countries should limit emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give high priority to an international financial mechanism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Punish non-complying countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make technology available to everyone  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen or supplement international institutions </li></ul></ul>
    4. 9. Danish board of Technology <ul><ul><li>An independent body established by the Danish Parliament (the Folketing) in 1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>central mission to promote the technology debate and public enlightenment concerning the potential, and consequences of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>receives an annual subsidy of around 10 million Danish kroner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministry of Research is the supervising authority  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parliament's Research Committee is the Board's liaison to the Parliament </li></ul></ul>
    5. 10. Model <ul><ul><li>Global Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Questions at COP 11 UN Convention on Biodiversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science-based information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations relevant to policy </li></ul></ul>
    6. 11.     World Wide Views on Biodiversity September 15, 2012
    7. 12. Timeline <ul><ul><li>March to October 2011: Identification of core funding and National partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 2012: Training seminar for National partners in Copenhagen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>September 15, 2012: Global citizen consultation in all participating countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October 2012: Presentation and debate about project results at UN Convention on Biodiversity @ COP11 India </li></ul></ul>
    8. 13. Experts and Citizens Assessing Science and Technology  (ECAST) Network <ul><li>The founding institutional partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Loka Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Museum of Science, Boston </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Cheerleader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science and Technology Innovation Program , Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars </li></ul></ul>
    9. 14. Components <ul><ul><li>US site activities coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Media and Hill opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissemination  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>involve informal science education institutions / Science centers in public planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US Long Term Ecological Research Centers (LTERs) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 15. Map global to local, regional, national    
    11. 16.     World Wide Views on Biodiversity September 15, 2012