COP 21: Looking for a new deal
Journalist Marianne Thamm from Daily Maverick reports on South Africans taking part in the World Wide Views on Climate and Energy debate at the University of the Western Cape on June 6 2015.
World Wide Views on Climate and Energy was co-initiated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the French National Commission for Public Debate (FR), the Danish Board of Technology Foundation (DK) and Missions Publiques (FR), with the support of the French Government.
The aim of the global survey was to canvass ordinary citizens – around 10,000 participants – from 83 countries, on five continents over a period of 24 hours, and to determine views on a variety of issues, including where the focus on global efforts should be in coming decades, whether the outcomes of the UN climate negotiations since 1992 had accomplished enough to tackle climate change, levels of citizen support for carbon taxes and whether high-income countries should pay more than already agreed on for mitigation and adaptation in low-income countries.
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