Rodney Bay Village, Saint Lucia

World Wide Views on Biodiversity Global Citizens’ Meeting - Saint Lucia

On September 15th thousands of people around the world took part in a global event: “World Wide Views on Biodiversity”. The project engages ordinary citizens in 25 countries at 34 meetings in the process of policymaking and awareness raising to sustain a living and healthy planet. About hundred citizens in each participating country attended day-long meetings to learn about biodiversity issues, make up their minds about them, and express their views. They all voted on a set of predefined questions and the answers will be presented at COP11 in India in October 2012. Eighty-six (86) people attended the meeting in the Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. The WWViews on Biodiversity project is aiming to contribute to the first strategic goal of the Aichi Targets and the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011 -2020 – making people aware of the values of biodiversity and giving them a platform to make their voices heard.