2020 Heartbeats

The heartbeat moments below represent a few of the key opportunities to step up and engage in accelerating climate action so that we can meet the 2020 climate turning point.

FRIDAYS | Global

The #FridaysforFuture digital climate strikes are an opportunity for school children and adults alike to raise the voice of urgency for climate action and push leaders to unite behind the science and follow the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C.


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JULY 18-19 2020 | ONLINE

G20 finance ministers and central bank governors will meet to build consensus on how governments and banks will react to the economic fallout from COVID-19. Their decisions will shape thee contours of our world, our ability to manage the climate crisis and the shape of public health for decades to come.


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10.10.2020 is the virtual launch of TED Countdown, a collaborative initiative bringing together leading thinkers and doers to showcase what a healthy, abundant, net-zero carbon future can look like. Virtual events being held all over the globe will celebrate examples of real progress underway; and reasons why we can't be late when it comes to climate action.


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Mission 2020 is a collective commitment to increase the pace and scale of greenhouse gas emissions reductions, so that we can achieve a turning point by 2020 to protect the world's most vulnerable communities.

If you are contributing to the descent of emissions by 2020, or helping others to do the same, you are already part of the mission. We encourage you to think about what more you can do to share your story during some of the heartbeat moments above, by using #2020dontbelate on social media to highlight your contribution, and by challenging your leaders and peers to join this exciting journey to a better future.



Connect to Mission 2020 efforts globally - whether it's a new report, a selfie-video you take, a photo or an event - use the hashtag #2020DontBeLate on your social media channels and share what you are doing to help bend the curve.