Podcast: TED Talks series - Gordon Brown: Wiring a Web for Global Good

TED Talks


16:46 minutes

TED Talks series, FILMED JUL 2009 - POSTED JUL 2009 - TEDGlobal 2009

We're at a unique moment in history, says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: we can use today's interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic -- and work together to confront the challenges of poverty, security, climate change and the economy.

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Learning Goals

Brown wants to explain the great accomplishments that can be had through the sharing of information through the web, and how it illuminates to people the interconnectedness of the Earth. He hopes that this sharing of knowledge can help inspire solutions and urgency for the climate crisis.

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This material can be used to demonstrate the power that sharing knowledge and understanding has and can have on solving a world issue. Brown wants to inspire people to use this power to help solve the climate crisis.


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Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown played a key role in shaping the G20 nations' response to the world's financial crisis, and was a powerful advocate for a coordinated global response to problems such as climate change, poverty and social justice. Full Bio >>


Talks, T. (2012). Podcast: TED Talks series - Gordon Brown: Wiring a Web for Global Good.