Nicola Sturgeon will deliver a TED Talk in Edinburgh on Wednesday ahead of COP26. 

The First Minister will set out Scotland's ambitions on climate change on the international stage speaking about the role of smaller countries in climate action, as part of the TED Countdown to COP26 series.

The Countdown Summit will bring together leaders in Edinburgh from October 12-15, with speakers sharing their blueprint for a net zero future.

It's the first-ever in-person TED climate conference, with politicians, business leaders, policy makers, scientists, Indigenous leaders, artists, philanthropists, and youth activists gathering in Scotland's capital for four days.

It's not the first time Sturgeon has done a TED talk as she previously spoke for the platform in July 2019 on the subject, 'Why governments should prioritize well-being'. 

The talk has accumulated nearly 2.5m views. 

The following day, on October 14, the First Minister will take on another major speech at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavík, Iceland.

She will talk to Scotland’s links with Arctic nations and how all countries must work together to tackle the climate emergency.

Other speakers will include the Prime Minister of Iceland, the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs and the EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.

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

"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.”