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TED and Future Stewards announce Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

TED and Future Stewards announce Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

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Prince William, Yemi Alade, Monica Araya, Xiye Bastida, Jesper Brodin, Don Cheadle, Dave Clark, Christiana Figueres, Al Gore, António Guterres, Chris Hemsworth, Kara Hurst, Lisa Jackson, Rose Mutiso, Johan Rockström, Prince Royce, Mark Ruffalo, Sigrid, Jaden Smith, Nigel Topping and Ursula von der Leyen join scientists, activists, artists, schools and leaders from business and government []

Impossible isn’t a fact; it’s an attitude: Christiana Figueres at TED2016

Impossible isn’t a fact; it’s an attitude: Christiana Figueres at TED2016

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In 2009, six months after a spectacularly failed climate change summit in Copenhagen, Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres was appointed executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Her job: Leading the next round of international climate change negotiations. At that time, no one believed that we could ever get a global climate change agreement. “In fact,” Figueres says, []