The Global Brain attended a Climate Change meeting on January 12, 2015 hosted at Norman and Lyn Lears’ house in Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. Norman Lear is a celebrated American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Sons, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons and Good Times.
This annual exclusive meeting, attended by very select invitees who are considered to be key players in the field of sustainability, aimed to shed light on what the United Nations is doing for Climate Change and to see how the attending parties can support the UN’s efforts. Another purpose of the meeting was to take things to the next level after the success of the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, with the help of all the key players in the environmental field. Some of the organizations that attended are 350.org, The Climate Reality Project, Water.org, Ocean Elders, the Climate Group and Eco Age.
In 2015, the UN will negotiate it's Sustainable Development Goals, the financing and the climate challenge. Once an agreement is adopted, the implementation has to happen with each country – but as one whole effort. The UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda is happening in September. All attending parties, including the Global Brain, were important players in the success of the 2014 Climate Summit held in New York City.
The day long event really helped bring the key players in the field of sustainability in one room to share their programs, activities and to brainstorm ways to collaborate to further the UN’s efforts as well as strengthen each other’s work.
We were very happy to be included in the exclusive group and have already started partnerships with several groups at the meeting, including the Lears, and are looking forward to making the September 2015 Summit as successful as the 2014 Climate Summit in NYC.