Countdown: To a Better Future (

12 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
Online Event
Edinburgh International Conference Center
Solar panels against a blue and golden sky

This year, we’re inviting the brightest thinkers and doers from around the world to gather for the first-ever in-person TED climate conference – four days of inspiring talks, collaboration, connections and commitments to meaningful action for a better world.

Ahead of the pivotal 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the Countdown Summit will unveil some of the imaginative and scalable solutions that we’ll need to turn the tide on climate change and create a healthier and more equitable world for all.

A net-zero future is possible. That’s why we’re hosting this gathering for politicians, business leaders, policy makers, scientists, Indigenous leaders, artists, philanthropists, youth activists and others to organize and work together to make that future a reality.