This is the most consequential
decade for humanity
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.
The Future We Choose is a practical, optimistic and empowering book that calls on us to act with intention and urgency in facing the climate crisis. Available in multiple languages.
Now going into its third season, our lively weekly podcast, co-hosted by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac and Paul Dickinson features influential guests expressing the energy of their outrage and their optimism for tackling the climate crisis. Listen to episodes featuring US Climate Envoy John Kerry, Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Prince William and many more.
The Future We Choose is a practical, optimistic and empowering guide to facing the climate crisis that calls on each of us to act with intention and urgency. This book weaves together the elements of our new human story; showing how we can each play our part in shaping the future that is possible. Join the growing movement of Stubborn Optimists.
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During the current COVID-19 crisis, we’ve moved many of our engagements online and you’re invited! Earlier this year Christiana and Tom hosted talks in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia about The Future We Choose. Check out some of the highlights!
We’re building a growing community of Stubborn Optimists, determined to tackle the climate crisis and ready to accept the privilege of being the generation that can do so. To read more from Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac and get involved, sign up here.
Global Optimism exists to catalyse transformative actions in our world.
We believe it is essential to change narratives and build resilient mindsets if we’re going to stay the course in transforming our world. Through our weekly podcast, Outrage + Optimism, and our book, The Future We Choose, we aim to change the story about climate change, from one of doom to one of opportunity, building understanding that in tackling the climate crisis, we can build a bustling, more equal and healthier future.
We believe in the power of radical collaborations to build a new resilience. Through Future Stewards, the Race to Zero, the Earthshot Prize, TED Countdown and Count Us In we aim to play our part in inspiring leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society and grassroots groups to take steps that matter in protecting what we love from the worst damages of climate change, before it’s too late.
Catalysing the scale that is necessary to precipitate transformations of the global energy and transportation sectors, the two largest global sources of greenhouse gas emissions, is at our core. That is why Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge, an iconic group of companies committed to reduce their operational emissions to net zero by 2040 or earlier, and to be at the vanguard of investing in nature.
Learn more about our strategic engagements.