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Watch now: TED’s Countdown@COP26, featuring three live-streamed events

Watch now: TED’s Countdown@COP26, featuring three live-streamed events

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The United Nations climate change conference COP26 is gathering this week and next in Glasgow, Scotland, and TED’s own climate initiative, Countdown, is going to be part of it. You can participate, too! From November 4-6, Countdown@COP26 will host a series of three events from the COP26 Climate Action Hub in Glasgow. The live-streamed events will []

What to expect from COP26: A conversation from TED Countdown Summit

What to expect from COP26: A conversation from TED Countdown Summit

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The closing session of the TED Countdown Summit in Edinburgh on Friday, October 15, 2021 started with a discussion about the upcoming United Nations climate conference, COP26, which will take place in Glasgow from October 31-November 12, 2021. The discussion — featuring Patricia Espinosa, Laurence Tubiana and Gonzalo Muñoz — touched on how the process []

Decarbonizing fossil fuels: An unedited discussion from TED Countdown Summit

Decarbonizing fossil fuels: An unedited discussion from TED Countdown Summit

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The Countdown Summit in Edinburgh featured this morning a difficult and at moments emotional on-stage discussion on fossil fuels and accelerating the trajectory of decarbonization. We are publishing here the complete, unedited video account of that discussion, as a matter of record. The conversation included Chris James, founder of Engine No. 1, the activist fund []

Reducing: Notes from Session 4 of Countdown Summit

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

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

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

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, []

Action: Notes from Session 5 of the Countdown Global Launch

Action: Notes from Session 5 of the Countdown Global Launch

Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. It’s time to take action. This closing session of the Countdown Global Launch explored the road ahead: How to think urgently and long-term about climate change. How to take into []