Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The goal: To build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone.
The ongoing health and economic crises are reminding us of an important fact: We’re all part of the same fragile system, dependent on nature and one another.
As we look to the future, we must build forward and emerge more sustainable and resilient than before.
We can change climate change – #JoinTheCountdown to a safer, cleaner, fairer future. Countdown invites collaboration from every organization, company, city and nation and from citizens everywhere. It is a movement open to everyone – and everyone has a vital role to play.


Countdown seeks to answer five fundamental, interconnected questions that help inform a blueprint for a cleaner future.
With 5 main themes, 6 speakers and 12 minutes each featuring leading experts of the field from diverse background from ANU – we aim to achieve the most effective, evidence-based ideas out there. Our goal is to identify the bold solutions that can be activated when people break out of their silos and rise to the challenge.


How rapidly can we switch to 100% clean power?


How can we upgrade the way we move people and things?


How can we re-imagine and re-make the stuff around us?


How can we spark a worldwide shift to healthier food systems?


How do we better protect and re-green the earth?