Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Region A / Region B

An Online Virtual Event for Scientists, Engineers and Technlologists

Region A: 14.00 – 20.00 CEST / 8 am -2 pm Eastern
Region B: 3:00 – 9:00 pm Pacific / 11:00 am- 5:00 pm New Zealand on Wednesday, October 14

Join the sessions you want to watch and discuss presentations from the Global COUNTDOWN Launch. 

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Our Special Guests

Will Harrison

Will Harrison

Sustainability Engineer

How to Incorporate Sustainability Into Your Product Development Process

Jane Turville

Jane Turville

Filmmaker

Our Voice, Our World, Our Future: The Effects of Climate Change on Low-Income Communities

Dr. Bev Law

Dr. Bev Law

Forest Ecosystems Scientist

Forests and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Lauren Rosenblatt

Lauren Rosenblatt

Social Entrepreneur

Barrio Eléctrico: Community-Powered Distributed Solar for Puerto Rico

The Current State of the Problem

What’s the current state of the climate? What does climate science know?

Presentations:
Welcome to TEDxCountdown
The State of the Climate Crisis
The Defining Issue of Our Time
Climate and Cities

The Solutions Mindset We Need

What attitudes, beliefs and approaches can help us build workable solutions  for the long term?

Presentations:
Stubborn Optimism
Technology and Policy to Accelerate Change
The Race to Zero
Reimagining Capitalism for a Cleaner, Fairer Future
How to Think Long Term
Special Guest Presentation:
How to Incorporate Sustainability Into Your Product Development Process

Solutions: Cities, Forests, Farmland

How do we manage our land use to minimize emissions and maximize carbon capture?

Presentations:
The 15 Minute City
The Case for Forest Restoration and Conservation
The Future of Food Production
A Mayor’s “Treetown” Vision
Special Guest Presentation:
Forests and Climate Change
Mitigation and Adaptation

 

Solutions: Energy, Transport, Materials

How do we build a decarbonized world?

Presentations:
Decarbonizing Fossil Fuels
Rethinking Cement
The Global Shift to Clean Transport
Special Guest Presentation:
Barrio Eléctrico: Community-Powered
Distributed Solar for Puerto Rico

Equitable and Resilient Solutions

How do we ensure that solutions work for the developing world and marginalized communities?

Presentations:
If Black Lives Matter We Need Action on
Climate Change
The European Green New Deal
Prioritizing Africa
Inclusive, Resilient Communities and Economies
Special Guest Presentation:
Our Voice, Our World, Our Future: The Effects of Climate Change on Low-Income Communities

 Technologists Taking Action

What are businesses doing today?

Presentations:
Building a Circular Business (IKEA)
Keeping the Climate Pledge at Amazon
Industrializing India Without Coal
Becoming a Carbon Neutral Business
Special Presentation:
Your Next Steps with Countdown

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Overall Schedule by Region

 

Region A: CEST / Eastern (Oct 13)
14.00 / 8:00 am: The Current State of the Problem
15.00 / 9:00 am: The Solutions Mindset We Need
16.00 / 10 am: Solutions: Cities, Forests, Farmland
17.00 / 11 am: Solutions: Energy, Transport, Materials
18.00 / 12 pm: Equitable and Resilient Solutions
19.00 / 1 pm: Technologists Taking Action

 

Region B: Pacific (Oct 13) / New Zealand  (Oct 14)
3 pm / 11:00 am: The Current State of the Problem
4 pm / 12 pm: The Solutions Mindset We Need
5 pm / 1 pm: Solutions: Cities, Forests, Farmland
6 pm / 2 pm: Solutions: Energy, Transport, Materials
7 pm / 3 pm: Equitable and Resilient Solutions
8 pm / 4 pm: Technologists Taking Action

Your Producer and Discussion Leader: Katherine Radeka

Accelerate Net Zero

Katherine Radeka, host of the new podcast Accelerate Net Zero, will host and facilitate discussions following each segment of the presentation.

About Countdown:

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

The ongoing health and economic crises are reminding us of an important fact: We’re all part of the same fragile system, dependent on nature and one another.

As we look to the future, we must build forward and emerge more sustainable and resilient than before.

We can change climate change – #JoinTheCountdown to a safer, cleaner, fairer future. Countdown invites collaboration from every organization, company, city and nation and from citizens everywhere. It is a movement open to everyone – and everyone has a vital role to play.

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