In a week’s time, the brightest thinkers and doers from around the world will gather in Edinburgh, for the first-ever in-person TED climate conference.
Ahead of the pivotal 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the Countdown Summit will bring together 1,000 leaders for four days of inspiring talks, collaboration, connection and commitments to unveil imaginative and scalable solutions that are needed to turn the tide on climate change and create a healthier and more equitable world for all.
Many influential ocean leaders will be in attendance at the summit, including participants of the Edinburgh Ocean Leaders programme and members of the International Advisory Panel.
Alongside mainstage TED talks, the four day programme will include breakout sessions to provide an opportunity for the smaller groups to dive deeper into the questions and solutions shared by the speakers. TED organisers enlisted the help of EOL co-director Meriwether Wilson in the design of the ocean-focused breakout session “Our awesome ocean: The nexus with climate”. The session will see Meriwether, EOL co-director Sandy Tudhope and UN Envoy for the Oceans Peter Thompson introduce the complex range of ocean-climate issues. Round table discussions will then be facilitated by postgraduate students from the University of Edinburgh who research ocean climate issues.
Follow the Edinburgh Ocean Leaders Twitter for regular updates throughout the TED Countdown Summit.