In May 2009, Reos Partners were invited to facilitate for the Global Deal Network Initiative, a team in WWF International.
The purpose of the meeting was to prepare climate negotiations as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Denmark in December 2009, where an ambitious global agreement on climate change, incorporating all the countries of the world, was sought.
The workshop aimed to align people working in climate change policy and climate change campaigns around a shared strategy, to deepen and widen shared understanding of the different possible scenarios of the kind of climate deal that might be achieved in Copenhagen and to create increased understanding and fluidity between the different country positions in the negotiations amongst the WWF global team.
Additional goals included clarifying key policy asks as well as strategies and tactics at international and national levels and defining how to collaborate coherently between policy and campaigns.
The final goal was to get the campaigns as operational as possible in key countries leading up to COP 15 at the end of the year. Reos Partners applied process facilitation and knowledge of the issues to help the group align around strategy, tactics and operating structure. We were joined by visual facilitators Bigger Picture, who helped the group to understand visually the progress they were making and simplify or visualise some of the difficult ideas involved in climate change policy negotations.