Saturday, 17 Oct @ 4:00 PM
Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The goal: To build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone.
The ongoing health and economic crises are reminding us of an important fact: We’re all part of the same fragile system, dependent on nature and one another.
As we look to the future, we must build forward and emerge more sustainable and resilient than before.
We can change climate change – #JoinTheCountdown to a safer, cleaner, fairer future.
1. 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.
2. CHRIS HEMSWORTH
An active philanthropist, Chris Hemsworth is passionate about ocean conservation and finding solutions to climate change.
3. LISA JACKSON
ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL VP AT APPLE
Lisa Jackson is an environmental and social impact leader who has dedicated her career to building a greener and more just economy.
4. PRIYANKA CHOPRA JONAS
ACTOR, PRODUCER AND ACTIVIST
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a multifaceted talent and one of the most recognized personalities in the world.
5. GARY MOTLEY
Gary Motley’s career achievements as a pianist, composer, performer, arranger and educator garnered his induction into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 2015.
6. LIZ OGBU
DESIGNER, URBANIST, SPATIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST
Liz Ogbu is a global expert on engaging and transforming unjust urban environments.
7. KAREN SCRIVENER
Karen Scrivener researches how to make cement and concrete more sustainable.
8. PAVAN SUKHDEV
FOUNDER AT GIST IMPACT
Pavan Sukhdev is a sustainability thought leader, an experienced innovator in practice, and an influential voice amongst corporate leaders, and national policy makers concerned about sustainability.
9. BISHOW PARAJULI
REPRESENTATIVE & COUNTRY DIRECTOR, UNITED NATIONS WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
Mr. Bishow Parajuli, Nepali, took office as United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Representative and Country Director to India in September 2019.
10. SETH DARLING
DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR MOLECULAR ENGINEERIN, ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY
He has published over 130 scientific articles, holds more than a dozen patents, is a co-author of popular books on water and on debunking climate skeptic myths, and lectures widely on topics related to energy, water, and climate.
11. PRASHANT KAPOOR
CHIEF INDUSTRY SPECIALIST – GREEN BUILDINGS AND CITIES – IFC (WORLD BANK GROUP)
Prashant Kapoor is a passionate advocate for sustainable solutions that align the interests of businesses, governments, financial institutions & civil society.
12. AL GORE
Nobel Laureate Al Gore focused the world’s attention on the global climate crisis.
13. VARUN SIVARAM
CLEAN ENERGY EXECUTIVE, PHYSICIST, AUTHOR
To combat climate change, Varun Sivaram seeks to scale up clean energy technologies and cultivate innovation ecosystems spanning industry, academia and government.
14. GAYATHRI VASUDEVAN
EXECUTIVE CHAIRPERSON, LABOURNET
Gayathri Vasudevan co-founded LabourNet in 2006 with a vision to enable livelihoods and enhance quality of life through Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship. LabourNet has impacted about a million lives.
15. ROMAN KRZNARIC
Roman Krznaric writes about the power of ideas to change society.
16. THOMAS CROWTHER
ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY PROFESSOR
In collaboration with vast networks of ecologists across the world, Thomas Crowther works to address the global threats of biodiversity loss and climate change.
17. NIGEL TOPPING
UK HIGH LEVEL CLIMATE ACTION CHAMPION, COP26
Appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020, Nigel Topping is the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion.
18. MIAO WANG
A United Nations Young Champion of the Earth, Miao Wang prefers to be underwater or in the sky.
19. PRINCE WILLIAM
THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE
Protecting the natural environment for future generations is one of Prince William’s key priorities.
20. NANA FIRMAN
CARBON FOOTPRINT ACTIVIST
Nana Firman wants to unite the world behind a commitment to sustainability and environmental justice.
SINGER & SONGWRITER
From the tiny town of Ålesund in Norway, Sigrid is a remarkable talent with a colossal mind, attitude and voice.
22. JOHN DOERR
ENGINEER AND INVESTOR
John Doerr is an engineer, acclaimed venture capitalist and the chairman of Kleiner Perkins.
23. STEPHEN WILKES
By blending up to 100 still photographs into a seamless composite that captures the transition from day to night, Stephen Wilkes reveals the stories hidden in familiar locations.
24. ROSE M. MUTISO
Rose M. Mutiso works with a global network of experts finding solutions for energy deficits across Africa and Asia. She is also helping African women become scholars and thought leaders.
25. XIMENA LORÍA
CLIMATE EDUCATION ACTIVIST
Ximena Loría works to expose the human cost of environmental problems.
26. MONICA ARAYA
Monica Araya works with leaders in government, business, philanthropy and activism to accelerate the shift toward emissions-free transportation.
27. BITTU SAHGAL
ACTIVIST, SANCTUARY ASIA
Bittu Sahgal is an environmental activist, writer, and the founder of Sanctuary Nature Foundation, an Indian nonprofit conservation organization that works on environmental policy, advocacy, science and habitat management.
28. CARLOS MORENO
SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR, PANTHÉON
Sorbonne University-IAE Paris Carlos Moreno brings pioneering concepts and an innovative perspective to urban issues.
29. MYLES ALLEN
CLIMATE SCIENCE SCHOLAR
Myles Allen studies how human activities and natural drivers contribute to changes in global climate and risks of extreme weather.
30. YEMI ALADE
SINGER, SONGWRITER, COMPOSER AND ACTRESS
UN Goodwill Ambassador and Afropop artist Yemi Alade is known for her electrifying stagecraft and edgy style.
31. YVONNE AKI-SAWYERR
MAYOR OF FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE
As mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is committed to addressing her city’s challenges using an inclusive, data-driven approach to urban development.
32. ANGEL HSU
CLIMATE AND DATA SCIENTIST
Angel Hsu is a professor and data geek who applies data-driven methods to solve challenging environmental issues.
33. APARNA NANCHERLA
A writer and stand-up comedian, Aparna Nancherla is one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene.
34. JESPER BRODIN
CEO OF INGKA GROUP (IKEA)
Jesper Brodin believes in values-based leadership and togetherness.
35. PRINCE ROYCE
SINGER & SONGWRITER
Latin superstar Prince Royce is a multi-platinum award-winning singer and songwriter.
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