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Countdown is a global initiative, powered by TED and Future Stewards, to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 towards reaching net zero by 2050.

It was launched on October 10, 2020 with the Countdown Global Launch, a virtual event featuring five curated sessions of talks, interviews and performances: Urgency, Leadership, Transformation, Breakthroughs and Action. The initiative continues with additional talks regularly added to this page and a Countdown Summit planned for October 2021. To learn more about the initiative and how you can take action on climate change, visit

(Curation and production: Bruno Giussani, Lindsay Levin, Chris Anderson, Juliet Blake, Logan McClure Davda, Nicole Ng and the Countdown team.)