SESSION 1: URGENCY

Saturday, October 10, 2020
8:00am – 9:10am
Launching the Countdown means asking ourselves the big questions: what’s the state of the climate today? What does climate science know? How are we going to achieve a net-zero future? How do we center climate justice in our work? Hear from experts, policymakers and activists in this opening session.
Hosted by Don Cheadle and Mark Ruffalo.

SESSION 2: LEADERSHIP

Saturday, October 10, 2020
9:10am – 10:30am
The climate crisis demands leadership at every level. Governments, cities and businesses are three key players in designing and implementing the necessary transition. Speakers in this session will discuss putting climate back on the political and social agenda, rethinking cities, and what businesses can do to transform.
Hosted by Al Gore and Jaden Smith.

SESSION 3: TRANSFORMATION

Saturday, October 10, 2020
10:30am – 11:40am
Transforming big systems is a huge task. Energy, transportation, industry and infrastructure all pose their own challenges. And yet that transformation is already happening. The experts in this session will show how and where, and offer powerful ideas for accelerating it: developing an economy without coal, decarbonizing fossil fuels, electrifying mobility and more.
Hosted by Jane Fonda and Xiye Bastida.

SESSION 4: BREAKTHROUGHS

Saturday, October 10, 2020
11:40am – 12:50pm
The world around us is mainly made of two things: nature and the materials that we extract from it. To fight climate change, we need to protect and regenerate nature and transform materials into low or zero-carbon alternatives. This session explores the nexus of protection, regeneration and transformation using powerful examples.

SESSION 5: ACTION

Saturday, October 10, 2020
12:50pm – 2:00pm
It’s time to take action. This closing session will explore the road ahead. How to think urgently and long-term about climate change. How to take into account the interests of future generations in today’s decisions. How we as individuals, communities and organizations can contribute to shaping a better future. The Countdown is on!
Hosted by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Chris Hemsworth.
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