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The People's Climate Vote

Sustainability and environment
Popular science

United Nations visits the museum on September 29 to present "The People's Climate Vote"

29 Sep 2022
18:00 - 19:30
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Margaretha Häggström, Senior Lecturer, Unit for Subject Matter Education with specialization in Swedish Education, University of Gothenburg
Sverker Carlsson Jagers, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Good to know
The seminar will also be live streamed.
The link will be posted here later. 

The seminar will be held in English.
Gothenburg Natural History Museum

During one of this autumn's most exciting seminars, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will join the museum to present "The People's Climate Vote," the world's largest public opinion poll on climate change and climate action to date.

"The People's Climate Vote" has reached 1.2 million responses in 50 countries, partially by using new and unconventional methods to collect data, for example through the video game Candycrush. For some countries, “The People’s Climate Vote” offers the very first systematically collected information on public climate opinion.

Significance of the report
In this unique seminar, UNDP together with researchers from Gothenburg will present and dissect statistics from "The People's Climate Vote." What new information can we draw from the survey? Is this new way of gathering information a good way forward? What does this report mean for decision makers at an international level and what does it mean locally for the Västra Götaland region?

Snacks will be provided after the event and there will be plenty of time for questions from the audience.

The seminar will also be live streamed. The link will be posted here later. 

The seminar is part of the European campaign Researchers’ Friday, Sweden's largest science festival with activities all over Sweden. Researchers’ Friday ​​creates meeting places and dialogue between researchers and the public and demystifies science by demonstrating how research is done and how fun, exciting and close to everyday life science can be.

The UNDP Swedish representative Caroline Åberg will present the report (on location physically) and the climate advisor Cassie Flynn, who has cutting-edge expertise in the field, will be there via link from New York. Both are very knowledgeable and their participation bodes well for an exciting conversation.

Renée Göthberg