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

The goal is to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in order to achieve a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone. Starting on October 30, TEDx Countdown events will begin taking place all around the world. Anyone, anywhere can sign up to host their own TEDx event of any size and format. You can host a watch party featuring Countdown talks, or curate a combination of Countdown talks along with your own original talks.

Hosting a Countdown event is a great way to showcase the best solutions, innovations or campaigns from your community. Click here for more information about how to join the TEDx Countdown event.

Here are some snippets from TEDx Youth at Munchen. Lisa Neubauer is a climate activist, author and leader of the “Fridays For Future” school strike movement. With Greta Thunberg, Neubauer helped initiate “Fridays For Future,” the momentous international school strike movement that protests the lack of action on the climate crisis. She shares four first steps that anyone, regardless of age, can take to become a climate activist.

“I dream of a world where geography classes teach about the climate crisis as this one great challenge that was won by people like you and me,” says climate activist and Youth Council member Luisa Neubauer. She shares four steps that anyone, regardless of age, can take to become a climate activist. “This is not a job for a single generation. This is a job for humanity.”

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