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2021 Countdown

Call for presenters is now OPEN

TED Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.

2021 Countdown

Call for Presenters is Open October 30, 2021

See who's presenting, watch the video below.

2021 Countdown

Powerful 

Ideas Worth Spreading

Engage

In The Conversation

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Join The Movement

What is TED Countdown?

Energy How rapidly can we switch to 100% clean power? Materials How can we re-imagine and re-make the stuff around us? Transport How can we upgrade the way we move people and things? Food How can we spark a worldwide shift to healthier food systems? Nature How do we better protect and re-green the earth?

We have a chance to avoid climate catastrophe if we can work together, from a solid scientific mindset, to answer these five giant questions:

Energy
How rapidly can we switch to 100% clean power?

Materials
How can we re-imagine and re-make the stuff around us?

Transport
How can we upgrade the way we move people and things?

Food
How can we spark a worldwide shift to healthier food systems?

Nature
How do we better protect and re-green the earth?

Politicians. CEOs. Investors. Media influencers. Activists. Citizens all over the world, young and old. We all have a role to play. Including you. Countdown’s goal is to identify compelling responses to all five questions. And to activate the solutions by connecting citizens directly with our business and political leaders. Some of us might feel powerless to do much. But what if: You could connect with coworkers and start helping transform your company’s business practices? You could join up with hundreds of people in your city and help start an exciting local movement for change? You could help spread a powerful global media campaign that pushed decision-makers to take action on these issues? You could make small changes in your own life which will make a big difference as millions of people step up to the challenge? Together, we can transform what our leaders believe is possible, by scaling up our collective action to match the challenge.

We need to engage EVERYONE.

Politicians. CEOs. Investors. Media influencers. Activists. Citizens all over the world, young and old. We all have a role to play. Including you.

Countdown’s goal is to identify compelling responses to all five questions. And to activate the solutions by connecting citizens directly with our business and political leaders.
Some of us might feel powerless to do much.

But what if:
You could connect with coworkers and start helping transform your company’s business practices? You could join up with hundreds of people in your city and help start an exciting local movement for change? You could help spread a powerful global media campaign that pushed decision-makers to take action on these issues? You could make small changes in your own life which will make a big difference as millions of people step up to the challenge?

Together, we can transform what our leaders believe is possible, by scaling up our collective action to match the challenge.
The Countdown Summit will bring together 1,000 leaders in Edinburgh, Scotland, in October, as TED speakers share a blueprint for a beautiful net-zero future. This plan – along with inspiring stories of local action – will be amplified by hundreds of TEDx Countdown events around the world and through a special global livestream event on October 30.

COUNTDOWN SUMMIT

The Countdown Summit will bring together 1,000 leaders in Edinburgh, Scotland, in October, as TED speakers share a blueprint for a beautiful net-zero future. This plan – along with inspiring stories of local action – will be amplified by hundreds of TEDx Countdown events around the world and through a special global livestream event on October 30.

Learn more about the TED Countdown initiative at

COUNTDOWN.TED.COM