The preparatory phase of Breaking Global Deadlocks consisted of three meetings to refine the concept of how leaders can play an instrumental role in breaking global deadlocks and used the topic of climate change and energy security to focus the discussions. The result was a draft Grand Bargain- detailing a package deal on energy security and climate change that contains elements the L14 countries could agree upon.
Meetings were held in Beijing, Langdon Hall, Waterloo, and OECD headquarters in Paris with prominent individuals (including former leaders, sherpas, and deputy ministers) from most of the countries that have been identified as potential members of a new Leader's group (the G-8 countries plus China, Brazil, India, South Africa, Egypt, and Mexico).
|Preparatory Meeting 1:||December 2006 (Beijing China)|
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|Preparatory Meeting 2:||January 2007 (Waterloo, Canada)|
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|Preparatory Meeting 3:||March 2007 (Paris, France)|
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Grand Bargain Paper
Partners included the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Brookings Institution, Tsinghua University, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Gilman Foundation. Funding was provided by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and The International Development Research Council.
Widening and Deepening Global Governance
The second step for the Breaking Global Deadlocks series expanded upon the Grand Bargain produced in the preparatory meetings.
Three meetings were scheduled with each designed to address a specific target group, albeit with representatives of other target groups present at each event. The three meetings demonstrated that there is a consensus that a well prepared and more inclusive summit could help break existing global deadlocks and result in win-win outcomes for the parties involved. This second phase was also used to disseminate information accumulated over the course of the project and update the relevant target groups of advancements made.
|1.||Breaking Global Deadlocks: From Ideas to Actions - Targeting: think tanks and research institutions.|
September 2007 (Poets Cove, Canada)
|2.||Clinton Global Initiative(CGI) Side Event – Targeting: luminary politicians and senior officials|
September 2007 (New York)
|3.||Influential Media Opinion Leaders – Targeting: Media Opinion Leaders from 14 countries|
October 2007 (Toronto, Canada)
Supporters included the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Gilman Foundation, the Leaders Project, and the International Development Research Centre.