Small Countries, Big Vision with Nicola Sturgeon
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*inhales deeply* Fresh off the TED Countdown Stage and moments after the ‘Green Carpet’ at The Earthshot Prize Awards 2021 AND a week and a half away from COP26 - Has there ever been a more exciting moment? This week we give our first-hand experience at TED Countdown, discussing ‘the moment’ and what followed when Christiana was moderating a discussion on the TED stage about our theories of change with Ben van Beurden, Chris James and Lauren MacDonald. Also Christiana and Tom recall a few exciting moments from the Earthshot Prize Awards and the future investment in scaling these 5 award winning solutions to meet our rapidly approaching climate targets. In an incredible interview, our very special guest this week is First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. We met her at her residence in Edinburgh to discuss this new vision she has for small countries collaborating on climate action, and the phenomenal TED Talk she had just delivered (ensured by a standing ovation). Tom says, “it was one of the best I’ve ever seen.” And in perfect harmony with this week’s subject- An amazing song this week from DIVEST - we hear them play ‘Something’s About to Change’. It’s really, really good. Enjoy the show!   —   Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now! Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise   —   Mentioned links from the episode:   Absolutely Required Viewing: Decarbonizing fossil fuels: An unedited discussion from TED Countdown Summit Follow Up Read: Christiana Figueres reflects on the emotionally charged climate debate that riveted TED Watch: The Earthshot Prize Awards 2021   __ Thank you to our guest this week, Nicola Sturgeon!   Nicola Sturgeon First Minister of Scotland Twitter   Office of the First Minister Twitter   Scottish Government Twitter   Net Zero Scotland Twitter   —   The incredible DIVEST was is our musical guest this week   DIVEST Facebook | Bandcamp | Instagram | Twitter   Give them a follow and check out their new EP - Mercury Retrograde   —   Keep up with Christiana Figueres here: Instagram | Twitter   Tom Rivett-Carnac: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn   Paul Dickinson: LinkedIn | Twitter   —   Follow @GlobalOptimism on social media and send us a message! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn   Don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss another episode of Outrage + Optimism!
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