At TED Countdown Summit and COP26: Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” re-scored for a changing climate

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At TED Countdown Summit and COP26: Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” re-scored for a changing climate

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It has been nearly three hundred years since Italy’s Antonio Vivaldi composed one of the most innovative pieces of classical music of all time: the four-part series of concertos “The Four Seasons.” Vivaldi drew inspiration from the natural world, trying to capture its essence and give musical expression to flowing waters, singing birds, blowing winds, []

One planet: Notes from Session 7 of Countdown Summit

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One planet: Notes from Session 7 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter After a week of hearing from the cutting-edge of climate action, we’ve filled our minds and hearts with ideas and solutions for a net-zero future. We gather for this final session of Countdown energized, curious and hopeful, knowing that we all share this []

Rethinking: Notes from Session 5 of Countdown Summit

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Rethinking: Notes from Session 5 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter To take on the climate crisis, we’re in for some big rethinking — in how we live, work, eat and move forward with solutions that make livelihoods more equitable for everyone, no matter their location or background. The speakers of Countdown Summit Session []

Reducing: Notes from Session 4 of Countdown Summit

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Reducing: Notes from Session 4 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter How will we get the 55 gigatons of global greenhouse emissions produced each year down to zero? By rapidly scaling up proven green technologies, finding innovative and brilliant ways to trap carbon and ending destructive practices. In Session 4 of Countdown Summit, 10 []

Transforming: Notes from Session 3 of Countdown Summit

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Transforming: Notes from Session 3 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter When looking to make big change, you can’t be shy about it — and Countdown is as much about boldly transforming the systems already in place as it is about creating new ones. Working to reshape harder-to-abate industries like oil, gas, cement and aviation, []

A global campaign to advance zero-emission transport gains momentum through The Audacious Project

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A global campaign to advance zero-emission transport gains momentum through The Audacious Project

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Thanks to a coalition of climate activists, organizations and researchers — powered by philanthropy — a cleaner, healthier, more equitable transportation future is now within reach.  For the opening session of the Countdown Summit, head of TED Chris Anderson announced, in conversation with electrification advocate Monica Araya, a catalytic funding boost of 300 million dollars []

A pathway opens: Notes from Session 1 of Countdown Summit

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A pathway opens: Notes from Session 1 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter Countdown is the most ambitious initiative TED has endeavored upon. A meeting point and invitation to all, from any walk of life, to participate in the story of solving the climate crisis in urgent and crucial ways. A call-in to businesses, governments, society, []