Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is due to deliver a TED Talk on Wednesday, October 13 in Edinburgh ahead of COP26.

The SNP leader will talk about the roles smaller countries can play in mitigating climate change.

Sturgeon’s talk will be part of Ted’s Countdown Summit series which is held in the Scottish capital from October 12 to 15. The series will also be attended by a range of different speakers who will share their ideas on how to achieve a net-zero future.

Sturgeon will also attend Thursday’s Arctic Circle Assembly, the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, in Reykjavik, Iceland. She is due to discuss Scotland’s links with the Arctic nations and the importance of working together in fighting climate change.

The event will also be attended by the prime minister of Iceland, the Danish minister for foreign affairs, and the EU commissioner for environment, oceans and fisheries.

“We are now just three weeks away from what will be one of the most important global gatherings of the 21st century,” the First Minister said.

“Cop26 is our best and possibly last chance to achieve what is required to deliver the goals of the Paris Agreement and safeguard our planet.

“The world must move from promises to action, and mobilise the ambition, finance, resources and joint working needed to deliver on the Paris Agreement goals. Scotland will play its full part in meeting those goals.

“Ahead of COP26, Scotland is delivering on our promise to end our contribution to climate change within a generation, putting a just transition and wellbeing at the centre whilst taking the big and difficult decisions that will create a net-zero, climate-resilient and fairer future.”

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Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon is a Scottish politician serving as First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party since 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position. (wikipedia)

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Patrick Harvie is a Scottish politician who has served as Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights since 2021. (wikipedia)

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TED Conferences LLC is an American media organization that posts talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED was conceived by Richard Saul Wurman, (wikipedia)