Biden lays out foreign policy priorities at Munich summit, TED – John Kerry, the US Special Envoy for Climate & Al Gore to discuss the make-or-break decade ahead of us, Countdown – A global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

Biden lays out foreign policy priorities at Munich summit, TED – John Kerry, the US Special Envoy for Climate & Al Gore to discuss the make-or-break decade ahead of us, Countdown – A global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

PBS News: WATCH LIVE: Biden lays out foreign policy priorities at Munich summit, 2.19.2021 

TED: John Kerry and Al Gore – The US is back in the Paris agreement what’ s next

TED: Christiana figueres – The case for stubborn optimism on climate

TED: David Lammy – Climate justice can’t happen without racial justice

TED: Cheryl Holder – The link between climate change health and poverty

TED: Al Gore, Gloria Kasang, Bulus Nana Firman, Ximena Loria, and Tim Guinee – Climate change is our reality here’s how were taking action

TED: Luisa Neubauer – Why you should be a climate activist

TED: Greta Thunberg – The disarming case to act right now on climate change

TED: Antonio Guterres – The race to a zero-emission world starts now

TED: Kristen Bell – Giant ant what is net zero

TED: Johan Rockstrom – 10 years to transform the future of humanity or destabilize the planet

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The US is back in the Paris Agreement. What’s next?

On his first day as president, Joe Biden signed a letter of acceptance that set in motion the 30-day process for the United States to re-join the Paris Agreement on climate. On the day the US returns to the accord, John Kerry, the US Special Envoy for Climate, sits down with Nobel Laureate Al Gore to discuss the make-or-break decade ahead of us. Listen as Kerry lays out how the US fits into the global plan to get to net-zero emissions, explains why the COP26 UN climate conference could be humanity’s “last best hope” to build international momentum and explores the role of business and youth activists in promoting environmental justice. (This interview features an introduction from Christiana Figueres, the principal architect of the Paris Agreement.)

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John Kerry · Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

John F. Kerry is the United States’s first Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.

Al Gore · Climate advocate

Nobel Laureate Al Gore focused the world’s attention on the global climate crisis.

Christiana Figueres · Stubborn optimist

Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on global climate change.

AL GORE and JOHN KERRY

Christiana Figueres

“This decade is a moment of choice unlike any we have ever lived,” says Christiana Figueres, the architect of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement. The daughter of Costa Rica’s beloved President José Figueres Ferrer, she shares how her father’s unwillingness to lose the country he loved taught her how stubborn optimism can catalyze action and change. With an unshakeable determination to fight for the generations that will come after us, Figueres describes what stubborn optimism is (and isn’t) — and urges everyone to envision and work for the future they want for humanity.

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Christiana Figueres · Stubborn optimistChristiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on global climate change.

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Why has there been so little mention of saving Black lives from the climate emergency? For too long, racial justice efforts have been distinguished from climate justice work, says David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, England. In a stirring talk about building a new movement to care for the planet, Lammy calls for inclusion and support of Black and minority leadership on climate issues and a global recognition that we can’t solve climate change without racial, social and intergenerational justice.

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David Lammy · Member of Parliament, UK

David Lammy is the first Black MP to hold the Justice post in British Parliament, either in government or opposition.

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For the poor and vulnerable, the health impacts of climate change are already here, says physician Cheryl Holder. Unseasonably hot temperatures, disease-carrying mosquitoes and climate gentrification threaten those with existing health conditions, while wealthier people move to higher ground. In an impassioned talk, Holder proposes impactful ways clinicians can protect their patients from climate-related health challenges — and calls on doctors, politicians and others to build a care system that incorporates economic and social justice.

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Cheryl Holder · Physician

Cheryl Holder advocates for comprehensive medical prevention and care strategies for poor communities impacted by climate change.

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With the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore is helping mold future leaders to build the movement for climate survival and social justice from the ground up. He introduces us to four of the Project’s graduates, each of whom confronts climate change on their own terms: Ximena Loría, founder of Misión 2 Grados, an NGO influencing public policy in Central America; Nana Firman, “daughter of the rainforest” and advocate for climate justice among Indigenous peoples; Gloria Kasang Bulus, a Nigerian activist for women and education; and Tim Guinee, a first responder and climate change fighter in upstate New York. Together, they’re gathering local actors into a global, grassroots movement that aims to turn the climate fight around.

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Gloria Kasang Bulus · Climate activist

Gloria Kasang Bulus has dedicated her life to promoting environmental ethics, sustainable use of natural resources and preserving the natural environment for future generations.

Nana Firman · Carbon footprint activist

Nana Firman wants to unite the world behind a commitment to sustainability and environmental justice.

Ximena Loría · Climate education activist

Ximena Loría works to expose the human cost of environmental problems.

Tim Guinee · Firefighter and climate activist

Tim Guinee is a passionate advocate for creating a more sustainable world.

Al Gore · Climate advocate

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“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 Luisa Neubauer. 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. “This is not a job for a single generation. This is a job for humanity,” she says.

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Luisa Neubauer · Climate activist

Luisa Neubauer is a climate activist, author and leader of the “Fridays For Future” school strike movement.

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In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world’s attention. “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions,” Thunberg says. “All we have to do is to wake up and change.”

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Greta Thunberg · Climate activist

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish climate activist.

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“If we don’t act now on climate change, this coming century may be one of humanity’s last,” says António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations. As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Guterres urges us to use this moment to rebuild with ambitious climate action in mind — and lays out a blueprint for getting companies, governments and countries to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. “We can only win the race to zero together,” he says. “I urge you all to get on board.”

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António Guterres · Secretary-General of the United Nations

António Guterres is at the forefront of fighting the climate emergency and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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“For the first time, we are forced to consider the real risk of destabilizing the entire planet,” says climate impact scholar Johan Rockström. In a talk backed by vivid animations of the climate crisis, he shows how nine out of the 15 big biophysical systems that regulate the climate — from the permafrost of Siberia to the great forests of the North to the Amazon rainforest — are at risk of reaching tipping points, which could make Earth uninhabitable for humanity. Hear his plan for putting the planet back on the path of sustainability over the next 10 years — and protecting the future of our children.

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