Watch the Countdown Global Launch, a call to action on climate change and the first-ever free TED conference, right here on Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 1600 – 22:00 UK Time Presented by TED and Future Stewards.
Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, will launch on October 10, 2020 with a live virtual event featuring leading thinkers and doers. This is the moment to act, and they will outline what a healthy, abundant, zero-emission future can look like — turning ideas into action. The event will combine TED’s signature blend of actionable and research-backed ideas, cutting-edge science and moments of wonder and inspiration. Countdown is part of a broader series of actions and events this fall including the Bloomberg Green Festival, Climate Week NYC and others, all with the collective objective of informing and activating millions in the lead-up to a successful UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021.
This one of a kind live event will feature hosts Jane Fonda, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle, Al Gore, Xiye Bastida and Jaden Smith; speakers Prince William, His Holiness Pope Francis, Monica Araya, Jesper Brodin, Dave Clark, Christiana Figueres, Kara Hurst, Lisa Jackson, Rose Mutiso, Johan Rockström, Nigel Topping, Ursula von der Leyen, along with scientists, activists, artists, schools and leaders from business and government; and special musical performances by Prince Royce, Cynthia Erivo, Sigrid, Raye Zaragoza and Yemi Alade.
This exciting virtual event will vividly explain the climate crisis, focusing on solutions and calling for leaders and citizens everywhere to step up. Gather your friends and family, and tune in together for an inspiring and unforgettable day!