#JoinTheCountdown – by TED

TED (as in TED talks – ideas worth spreading) in conjunction with alliance partners was planning to run a global event on 10th October 2020 to turn the tide on the Climate Crisis.  With the pandemic this won’t be happening but there will be online events and we at Climate Solutions Alliance plan to part of assembling the ‘Climate Solutionists’ to help make it happen.


Countdown is a worldwide movement to find ways to shift, more rapidly, to a world with net zero greenhouse emissions and tackle the climate crisis.

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.

We have a chance to avoid climate catastrophe if we can work together, from a solid scientific mindset, to answer these five giant questions:
  1. Power
    How rapidly can we move to 100% clean energy?
    The plunging cost of renewable energy could be a thrilling game-changer for widespread adoption.
  2. Built environment
    How can we re-engineer the stuff that surrounds us?
    We need regenerative economics and a materials revolution.
  3. Transport
    How do we transform the ways we move?
    It’s time to rethink our cars, trucks, ships and planes for the 21st century.
  4. Food
    How can we spark a worldwide shift to healthier food systems?
    A delicious, nutritious future can be good for farmers — and the planet.
  5. Nature (Regreening)
    How extensively can we re-green the earth?
    With conscious intervention, our forests, soil and oceans could help return us to a stable carbon cycle — saving us and countless other species.

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.

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We have created the unofficial #jointhecountdown group on LinkedIn and Facebook to help gather Citizens and Businesses.
We will then use the LinkedIn Platform to start gathering the companies, projects and ideas for each of the solutions so they can be used at the TED Countdown Summit.