TEDxLausanne Countdown

Climate Crisis:
What Can We Still Do?

Join our exclusive TEDx Countdown event on November 28!

Note that the event will be held in French

Climate crisis: What can we still do?

Repeated climate disasters, irreversible melting of Antarctic ice, extinction of biodiversity... Since the industrial revolution, the average global temperature has been rising steadily, and the role of human activity in global warming and the climate crisis is beyond dispute. 

Yet, every day, voices are being heard around the world, behaviors are changing, and innovative projects are being launched. 

At TEDx Lausanne's Countdown Event, we bring together everyday activists, visionary environmental entrepreneurs, and dedicated researchers to help not only overcome the barriers before us but also to kindle collaborations and drive practical solutions. This event is not just about attending insightful talks; it's a unique opportunity to actively participate in workshops, connect, and network with over 100 like-minded individuals from big companies, start-ups, universities, and civil society.

TEDxLausanne Countdown


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

17h30 – 21h00




SEV 52,
Av. de Sévelin 52,
1004 Lausanne


Please note that the presentations and workshops will take place in French.

17:30 - Door opening

18:00 - Talks : 

Joseph Choueifaty, Founder and CEO of GoodVest : Fighting global warming: How can I take financial action as an individual?

Yves François, Psychologist and Founder of AxessLab: “0,0005% chance of convincing”

Sophie Swaton, Philosopher and economist, researcher at UNIL: Daring to adopt another economic model that touches us as living beings

19:00 - Cocktail and networking

19h30 - Workshops:

Karine Croquelois, Climate Fresk facilitator :  Climate Fresk, quizz format

Jérôme Castella, WattEd : Powerplay game “Handle the energy transition yourself!”

Q&A discussion with the speakers.

20h30 - Cocktail and networking

21h00 - End of event.

Our Partners

Thank you to our partners for this edition!

One Planet Lab supports projects for a more resource-friendly future. Whether it's a first idea, a new research concept or a concrete sharing economy project, One Planet Lab gives you access to knowledge and puts you in touch with other pioneers.

Résidence SEV52 is the most atypical and versatile coworking in Lausanne. All at once an office, a place to express your creativity and a social space, this third place is constantly evolving and welcomes anyone with projects or dreams to fulfill.

About TED Countdown

Countdown is a global initiative, powered by TED and Future Stewards, to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis.

The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 towards reaching net zero by 2050. It was launched October 10, 2020 with the Countdown Global Launch, a virtual event featuring five curated sessions of talks, interviews and performances.

The initiative continued with the Countdown Summit in Edinburgh, Scotland, in October 2021, bringing together hundreds of leaders to share a blueprint for a beautiful net-zero future and activate millions in the lead-up to COP26.

To learn more about the initiative and how you can take action on climate change, visit countdown.ted.com.

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About TEDx Countdown Events

TEDx Countdown is a grassroots initiative that supports locally-curated climate events.

Host communities have the opportunity to share Countdown content and showcase their own innovative climate solutions with the world through the TED stage.