New York – July 10, 2023 – Carbon Direct today announced that Vice Chairwoman Nili Gilbert and Chief Scientist Dr. Julio Friedmann will speak at the TED Countdown Summit in Detroit, Michigan on July 11, 2023.
Gilbert will lead a discussion with David Blood, head of Al Gore's Generation Investments, based on her talk at last year’s summit, “The Crucial Intersection of Climate and Capital,” about how investments can have a real impact on the trajectory of climate. She is also serving on the TED Vision Council to help curate the event.
“The TED Countdown Summit brings together the world’s leading experts on the scientific, economic, social, and policy levers we need to pull in order to address the climate crisis now and into the future” said Gilbert. “I look forward to returning to the stage at this important event to continue the discussion about how to build the new economy we need to drive real, lasting climate impact.”
In his talk, “The Optimism of Abundance,” Dr. Friedmann will discuss why there are grounds for optimism when it comes to climate and the key ingredients needed to build a better world.
“The TED Countdown Summit is a powerful event for amplifying solutions to the climate crisis and I am honored to be invited to take the stage and share my vision for a more sustainable future,” said Dr. Friedmann. “Because of the urgency of climate change, it’s crucial that we invest and establish development institutions built on abundance, not scarcity. That’s how we build a future grounded in both impact and optimism.”
TED launched Countdown back in 2020 as a global initiative focused on championing and accelerating solutions to the climate crisis. The Ted Countdown Summit 2023 will bring together a group of global innovators, business executives, scientists, policymakers, next generation leaders, artists, activists, and others determined to create a better future.
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