This is the most consequential
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Between 2020 and 2030 the choices we make will determine the future that our children, and theirs, will inhabit. We know what is needed to tackle the climate crisis – all that remains is for us to take action, collectively and individually, starting now.
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Each week join us for a lively conversation with special guests expressing the energy of outrage and the possibility of their optimism to tackle the climate crisis.

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STUBBORN CLIMATE OPTIMISTS

The Future We Choose offers a practical, optimistic and empowering pathway in the face of the climate crisis and calls on us to act with intention and urgency.

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This lively, topical weekly podcast, co-hosted by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac and Paul Dickinson features influential guests from government, business, activism, religion and culture. Each episode brings out the energy of outrage and the possibility of their optimism to tackle the climate crisis. Listen to episodes featuring former US Secretary of State, John Kerry, British broadcaster, David Attenborough, youth leader, Greta Thunberg and many more.

The Future We Choose offers a practical, optimistic and empowering pathway in the face of the climate crisis and calls on us to act with intention and urgency. This book weaves together the elements of our new human story; showing the future we’re on track for if we do nothing, and one that is possible – a future where we did not baulk at the challenges of tackling the climate crisis, were not defeated by setbacks and did everything necessary to survive and thrive, rekindling our relationship with each other and with nature. Join the growing movement of Stubborn Climate Optimists. Order your copy

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During the current COVID-19 crisis, we’ve moved many of our engagements online and you’re invited! To join monthly online broadcasts of Outrage + Optimism, sign up here. Earlier this year Christiana and Tom hosted talks in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia about The Future We Choose and surviving the climate crisis. Check out some of the highlights.

We’re excited by the growing community of Stubborn Climate Optimists building around the world. They are demanding, resilient and determined to tackle the climate crisis as only this generation can. To receive the latest news about ways you can join the movement, attend events and gain inspiration from others, sign up to receive our monthly newsletters.

Global Optimism exists to catalyse transformative actions in our world.

We firmly believe that the most effective movements are powered by the solidarity of stubbornly optimistic people, recognising the scale of the challenges we face, and choosing to take action now.

We play our part in tackling the climate crisis in three ways.

We produce inspirational content through our weekly podcast, Outrage and Optimism, and our book, The Future We Choose. With these platforms, we aim to inspire action and offer pathways to tackle the climate crisis both systemically and through behavioural change.

We launch initiatives that bring specific groups together to deliver critical outcomes. These are run independently by brilliant people, with our support. Learn more about the initiatives we’ve launched so far: Mission 2020, Profiles of Paris and Future Stewards.

We engage with organisations through partnerships and collaborations that can reset entire sectors and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. Our engagements involve companies, investors, philanthropies and civil society collaborations with the potential to impact our world permanently and profoundly. Learn more about our strategic engagements here.