TED Countdown Dilemma Series, #3

Can we nourish 10 billion people while restoring the Earth?

June 5-6, 2024
New York City, NY

Conversation Starters

How do we move from fossil fuels to clean energy – quickly and fairly? Here are a few thought-provoking prompts to help you start the conversation with your organization, friends, family and followers.

Some experts suggest that low and middle income countries need fossil fuels  in the short-term for development, including lifting people out of energy poverty. Do you agree or disagree, and why? 

Some communities’ economies are highly dependent on fossil fuels or carbon-intensive processes. How do we ensure a just transition that doesn’t leave those people behind?

What do you think the biggest obstacle to the rapid scaling of renewable energy is right now?

Are there lessons we can draw from other major social movements as we transition away from fossil fuels?   

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Meet the Speakers

Gabe Brown

Jon Esformes

Facundo Etchebehere

Jonathan Foley

Dana Gunders

Helianti Hilman

Andy Jarvis

Lamin Jassey

Agnes Kalibata

Sam Kass

Sarah Lake

June Jo Lee

Fei Luo

Berry Marttin

Gonzalo Muñoz

Anthony Myint

Dorcas Naishorua

Giles E. D. Oldroyd

Gerardo Reyes Chávez

Aline Sousa

Uma Valeti

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