Full Agenda

Regions A and B contain the same prerecorded presentations in the same order.

Each session will close with discussion time.

The Current State of the Problem

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Region A

14.00 – 14.50 CEST
8:00 – 8:50 am Eastern
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Region B

3:00 – 3:50 pm Pacific
11:00 – 11:50 am NZ on October 14

Welcome and Introduction to the Session (not recorded)

By Katherine Radeka, TEDxLacamasLake Producer and Host, Accelerate Net Zero

Orientation and Review of the Sessions
Katherine Radeka is the host of Accelerate Net Zero, a podcast launching November 1. This podcast will explore the best ways to accelerate the development of the technologies we need to address climate change.

Katherine is the author of three books on innovation and the developer of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. You can learn more about her work at the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute.

Welcome to Countdown (not available for replay)

By Chris Anderson & Lindsey Levin

Head of TED / Entreprenuer, Activist

After a long career in journalism and publishing, Chris Anderson became the curator of the TED Conference in 2002 and has developed it as a platform for identifying and disseminating ideas worth spreading.

Lindsay Levin has dedicated her life to reshaping what leadership looks like, exploring our collective humanity through vulnerability and listening.

Climate impact Scholar

Johan Rockström works to redefine sustainable development.

The Defining Issue of Our Time

By António Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations

António Guterres is at the forefront of fighting the climate emergency and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Climates and Cities

By Angel Hsu

Climate and Data Scientist

Angel Hsu is a professor and data geek who applies data-driven methods to solve challenging environmental issues.

The Solutions Mindset We Need

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Region A

15.00 – 15.50 CEST
9:00 – 9:50 am Eastern

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Region B

4:00 – 4:50 pm Pacific
12:00 – 12:50 pm NZ on October 14

Welcome and Introduction to the Session (not recorded)

By Katherine Radeka, TEDxLacamasLake Producer and Host, Accelerate Net Zero

Why the Focus On Mindset?
Katherine Radeka is the host of Accelerate Net Zero, a podcast launching November 1. This podcast will explore the best ways to accelerate the development of the technologies we need to address climate change.

Katherine is the author of three books on innovation and the developer of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. You can learn more about her work at the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute.

Stubborn Optimism

By Christiana Figueres

Stubborn Optimist (and Convener of the 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change)
Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on global climate change.
Climate Policy Expert / Engineer, Investor
Hal Harvey works with policymakers to develop a clean energy future.

John Doerr is an engineer, acclaimed venture capitalist and the chairman of Kleiner Perkins.

The Race to Zero

By Nigel Topping & Miao Wang

UK High Level Climate Action Champioin / Marine Conservationist
Appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020, Nigel Topping is the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion.

A United Nations Young Champion of the Earth, Miao Wang prefers to be underwater or in the sky.

Capitalism Rethinker
Rebecca Henderson is an expert on innovation and organizational change.

How to Think Long Term

By Roman Krznaric

Long-view Philosopher
Roman Krznaric writes about the power of ideas to change society.

Special Guest Presentation:
How to Incorporate Sustainability Into Your Product Development Process

By Will Harrison

Sustainability Engineer
Will Harrison will share the methods he’s developed at Synapse for understanding how to achieve sustainability goals for a new product.

Solutions: Cities, Forests, Farmland

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Region A

16.00 – 16.50 CEST
10:00 – 10:50 am Eastern

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Region B

5:00 – 5:50 pm Pacific
1:00 – 1:50 pm NZ on October 14

Welcome and Introduction to the Session (not recorded)

By Katherine Radeka, TEDxLacamasLake Producer and Host, Accelerate Net Zero

Environments and Climate Change
Katherine Radeka is the host of Accelerate Net Zero, a podcast launching November 1. This podcast will explore the best ways to accelerate the development of the technologies we need to address climate change.

Katherine is the author of three books on innovation and the developer of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. You can learn more about her work at the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute.

The 15 Minute City

By Carlos Moreno

Scientific Director, Panthéon Sorbonne University-IAE Paris
Carlos Moreno brings pioneering concepts and an innovative perspective to urban issues.
Ecosystem Ecology Professor

In collaboration with vast networks of ecologists across the world, Tom Crowther works to address the global threats of biodiversity loss and climate change.

A TED-Ed Animation by Brent Loken

How can we feed every member of a growing global population a healthy diet while preserving the planet?

A Mayor’s “Treetown” Vision

By Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

As mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is committed to addressing her city’s challenges using an inclusive, data-driven approach to urban development.

Special Guest Presentation:
Forests and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

By Dr. Bev Law

Emeritus Professor of Global Change Biology & Terrestrial Systems Science

We need to reduce emissions now, as we are already committed to a warmer climate and extreme events from past and current emissions.  Terrestrial ecosystems, mostly forests, remove about 30% of the annual carbon emissions from all sources

There are proposals for technological solutions to reduce emissions, but they are costly and a long way from being implemented, and some have unintended consequences.

We need both climate adaptation and mitigation with respect to forests. For example, the recent large fires on the west coast US were driven by extreme drought, heat and wind. Adaptation strategies in terms of wildfire first require us to acknowledge that reducing fire fuels does not prevent fire occurrence and will not change wildfire trends. We need to focus fuels reduction around residences and to harden homes to make them more resistant to fire, and prevent new developments in fire prone areas. This means shifting resources and management.

Most scientists agree we need to focus mitigation efforts on natural climate solutions. Although technological advances have been suggested, they are costly, some have negative consequences, and are not yet ready for implementation. Whereas, we need to let forests to continue the good job they are doing by removing 30% of the emissions from the atmosphere. It is the low hanging fruit. Letting forests grow and establishing forest carbon preserves, and reforesting areas that have experienced stand replacing disturbances are the most effective means.

Solutions: Energy, Transport, Materials

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Region A

17.00 – 17.50 CEST
11:00 – 11:50 am Eastern

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Region B

6:00 – 6:50 pm Pacific
2:00 – 2:50 pm NZ on October 14

Welcome and Introduction to the Session (not recorded)

By Katherine Radeka, TEDxLacamasLake Producer and Host, Accelerate Net Zero

How to Build a Net Zero World
Katherine Radeka is the host of Accelerate Net Zero, a podcast launching November 1. This podcast will explore the best ways to accelerate the development of the technologies we need to address climate change.

Katherine is the author of three books on innovation and the developer of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. You can learn more about her work at the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute.

Fossil Fuels Scholar

Myles Allen studies how human activities and natural drivers contribute to changes in global climate and risks of extreme weather.

Rethinking Cement (pt 1)
Rethinking Cement (pt2)

By Karen Scrivener & Tom Schuler

Cement Researcher / Entrepreneur

Karen Scrivener researches how to make cement and concrete more sustainable.

Tom Schuler has spent three decades advancing sustainable innovation across global industries.

Electrification Advocate

Monica Araya works with leaders in government, business, philanthropy and activism to accelerate the shift toward emissions-free transportation.

Special Guest Presentation:
Barrio Eléctrico: Community-Powered Distributed Solar for Puerto Rico

By Lauren Rosenblatt

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Barrio Eléctrico

This project brings distributed solar power to Puerto Rico through community-based networks.

Equitable and Resilient Solutions

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Region A

18.00 – 18.50 CEST
12:00 – 12:50 pm Eastern

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Region B

7:00 – 7:50 pm Pacific
3:00 – 3:50 pm NZ on October 14

Welcome and Introduction to the Session (not recorded)

By Katherine Radeka, TEDxLacamasLake Producer and Host, Accelerate Net Zero

Why We Can't Solve Global Warming Without Equity and Resilience
Katherine Radeka is the host of Accelerate Net Zero, a podcast launching November 1. This podcast will explore the best ways to accelerate the development of the technologies we need to address climate change.

Katherine is the author of three books on innovation and the developer of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. You can learn more about her work at the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute.

Member of Parliament, UK

David Lammy is the first Black MP to hold the Justice post in British parliament, either in government or opposition.

The European Green New Deal

By Usula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen believes that green and digital transformations hold the key to Europe’s future prosperity and resilience.

Prioritizing Africa

By Rose M. Mutiso

Energy Researcher

Rose M. Mutiso works with a global network of experts finding solutions for energy deficits across Africa and Asia. She is also helping African women become scholars and thought leaders.

Inclusive, Resilient Communities and Economies

By Zelalem Adefris & Rahwa Ghirmatzion

Social and Climate Change Justice Advocates

Zelalem Adefris’s work in public health addresses racial health and wealth disparities, policy development and climate resilience in low-wealth communities of color.

Rahwa Ghirmatzion is deputy director of People United for Sustainable Housing, a membership-based community organization committed to social and climate justice.

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

By Jane Turville

Filmmaker

Often unrecognized as a serious social concern in our region, Turville’s film Our Voice, Our World, Our Future focuses on how climate change impacts the lives of Portland’s most impoverished and vulnerable people.

In this talk, Jane will share the insights she gained by talking with high school students from Rosemary Anderson High School as they examine climate change through the lens of local public opinion, pollution, health, economy, community impact, and homelessness.

Technologists Taking Action

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Region A

19.00 – 19.50 CEST
1:00 – 1:50 pm Eastern

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Region B

8:00 – 8:50 pm Pacific
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm NZ on October 14

Welcome and Introduction to the Session (not recorded)

By Katherine Radeka, TEDxLacamasLake Producer and Host, Accelerate Net Zero

From Knowledge Into Action
Katherine Radeka is the host of Accelerate Net Zero, a podcast launching November 1. This podcast will explore the best ways to accelerate the development of the technologies we need to address climate change.

Katherine is the author of three books on innovation and the developer of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. You can learn more about her work at the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute.

Building a Circular Economy

By Jesper Brodin & Pia Heidenmark

CEO of Ingka Group (IKEA) / CSO of Ingka Group

Jesper Brodin believes in values-based leadership and togetherness. With passion, drive and a team of sustainability professionals.

Pia Heidenmark Cook leads the sustainability agenda for the Ingka Group.

Keeping the Climate Pledge at Amazon

By Kara Hurst & Dave Clark

Head of Worldwide Sustainability / SVP of WW Operations at Amazon

Kara Hurst leads the development and evolution of sustainability and social responsibility at Amazon.

Dave Clark leads Amazon’s global supply chain and logistics operations.

Clean Energy Executive, Physicist, Author

To combat climate change, Varun Sivaram seeks to scale up clean energy technologies and cultivate innovation ecosystems spanning industry, academia and government.

Becoming a Carbon Neutral Business

By Linda Jackson & Liz Ogbu

Environment and Social VP at Apple,/ Designer, Urbanist, Spatial Justice Activist
Lisa Jackson is an environmental and social impact leader who has dedicated her career to building a greener and more just economy.

Liz Ogbu is a global expert on engaging and transforming unjust urban environments.

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