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 — by tuning in to the COP26 live platform on November 4-6 (each day at 11:30am PT, 2:30pm ET, 6:30pm GMT, 7:30pm CET).
Just three weeks after gathering 800 people in Edinburgh for Countdown Summit and three days after a successful Global Climate Livestream, the events — hosted live from the COP26 Climate Action Hub — will feature bold ideas to tackle the climate crisis in the form of talks and interviews.
Here’s the full lineup:
The opening session of Countdown@COP26 features: Johan Rockström (Earth system scientist, on the state of climate in s live interview), Ilissa Ocko (atmospheric scientist, on cutting methane emissions), Solomon Goldstein-Rose (climate author, on cleaning the electricity grid), Jamie C. Beard (environmentalist, on geothermal energy), Chibeze Ezekiel (activist, on stopping the construction of Ghana’s first coal plant), and John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram (authors of Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving our Climate Crisis Now in a live interview). Hosted by Lindsay Levin, CEO of Leaders’ Quest, and Chris Anderson, Head of TED.
The second session of Countdown@COP26 features: Gavin McCormick (cofounder of the Climate Trace coalition, on monitoring and measuring greenhouse gas emissions), Tzeporah Berman (chair of the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty), Jim Hagemann Snabe (chairman of Maersk and Siemens, on decarbonizing maritime shipping), Katharine Hayhoe (climate scientist and communicator, author of Saving Us), Enric Sala (marine ecologist, on the 30×30 Initiative), Melati Wijsen (activist, on lessons from ten years of youth activism), Brother Phap Dung and Brother Spirit (monastics from the Buddhist community of Plum Village in a live interview) and the Kids of the Republic of Palau. Hosted by Lindsay Levin, CEO, Leaders’ Quest, and Bruno Giussani, Global Curator, TED, and Lead Curator, Countdown.
The third session of Countdown@COP26 features: Jane Zelikova (ecosystem scientist, on soil as a carbon sink), Gabrielle Walker (carbon removal thinker), Hongqiao Liu (Journalist and policy expert, on China and climate), Kim Stanley Robinson (author of The Ministry for the Future in a live interview), Nemonte Nenquimo (Indigenous leader from Ecuador) and Naima Penniman (multidimensional artist). Hosted by Lindsay Levin, CEO, Leaders’ Quest, and Bruno Giussani, Global Curator, TED, and Lead Curator, Countdown.
Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal is to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world — a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone. Every person, organization, company, city and nation is invited to collaborate with Countdown and take action on climate. It is a movement open to everyone — and everyone has a vital role to play.
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