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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, []

5 life-affirming reasons to come to TEDWomen 2021

5 life-affirming reasons to come to TEDWomen 2021

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TEDWomen is a special event that many of us hold dear to our hearts. We gather to celebrate ideas, talk about what matters, learn from each other and, this year, ​​address a pressing question: “What now?” What comes, now, after nearly everything about how we live and work has been altered by the realities of []

“After Hours” joins the TED Audio Collective

“After Hours” joins the TED Audio Collective

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The podcast After Hours joins the TED Audio Collective’s growing roster of programming, alongside shows like Body Stuff with Jen Gunter, Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Worklife with Adam Grant, ZigZag and The TED Interview with Chris Anderson.  Hosted by acclaimed Harvard Business School professors Youngme Moon, Mihir A. Desai and Felix Oberholzer-Gee, After Hours discusses []

TED’s floating foam microphone, rebooted

TED’s floating foam microphone, rebooted

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Dead set on a new headset The TED headset mic, with its variable skin-tone foam windscreen hovering over the speaker’s face like a foundation-caked blemish (or, as Bloomberg suggested in 2015, “a foam ball hanging like a distracting crumb at the corner of their mouths”), has been a little-commented-on part of TED’s branding for nearly []

Reinventing an iconic stage, from the ground up

Reinventing an iconic stage, from the ground up

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COVID and climate change have shaken the global promise of the 21st century to the core. But despite our need to face the threats that pandemic and disaster pose to human survival, humanity faces a unique opportunity to rebuild an interconnected world, and to reaffirm our core ideals: among them, the belief that in the []