Two and half years ago, Reos Partners was asked to facilitate a global meeting for an international team at the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) in preparation for the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen, the gathering of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At this annual event, heads of state discuss and form agreements on combating climate change, including plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to an unpredictable world of increased global temperatures.
What was remarkable about this meeting was that individuals from around the world, who sometimes felt like the challenges standing in the way to meeting their strategic goals were unique to their own country, were able to learn and build on the experience of representatives from other countries who had made leaps and bounds in meeting strategic aims. There was also quite a profound sense of “we can do it” and “we will win” that spread across the team. A group of diverse individuals came together as a team, shared their challenges and their successes, and learned together, Reos Partners were delighted to be part of creating the conditions for an international group of change-makers to come together as one team, and as one participant described it, coming together as a community of people who share a commitment to protecting the planet.