Ted: What happened when we all stopped
Author Tom Rivett-Carnac has written a children’s book to share a positive message of hope as we emerge from the lockdown.
A former Buddhist monk, Rivett-Carnac has spent the last 20 years working on climate change, at the intersection of international diplomacy, energy policy and private sector engagement. He is known as one of the architects of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, signed by 195 countries in 2015, having served as the chief political strategist at the UN,
Having been asked many times for advice on how to talk to children about climate change, Tom decided to use the lockdown as an opportunity to write a story for parents and children about what comes next, titled 'What Happened When We All Stopped.'
Celebrated anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall was so inspired by Tom’s poem that she agreed to provide the voiceover for the video inspired by the book, created by Ted-Ed’s renowned animators.