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SBT

Deep Dive on Science-Based Target Setting

During Climate Week 2017 the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) will be hosting a training session on science-based target setting. Experts from the initiative will provide briefings to sustainability practitioners in companies and consultancy firms on key issues related to setting science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
Thursday Sept 21 New York Hilton Midtown Hotel 1335 6th Ave New York. NY 10019 4:00pm 7:00pm View Event
nyues

We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

The United States was a significant force in the adoption of the Paris Agreement under the Obama Administration, but now the Trump Administration has signaled its intent to withdraw. What does this mean for the full development of the Agreement? Will new international players step into the void potentially left by the US? Will we be able to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement without the US?
Thursday Sept 21 Vanderbilt Hall, Rm. 214 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 6:00pm 7:30pm View Event
IM

Accelerating ambitious climate policy globally: the role of corporations

Featuring panelists Nigel Topping of We Mean Business, Anne Kelly of CERES, Lauren Compere of Boston Common and Paulette van Ommen of Royal DSM: Dozens of large corporations around the world are now making the case to governments for an ambitious and consistent climate-related policy pathway to help them to meet their decarbonisation goals. This event explores why this trend needs to accelerate to 2020 and presents views from the business, investment and campaigning communities.
Thursday Sept 21 Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th St New York, NY 10017 4:00pm 6:00pm View Event
lesc

Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC)

The Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) was launched last year at COP22 and is aimed at problem solving, brainstorming, and global co-creation to inform nations about the latest low emissions technologies for energy, policy, and strategy development.
Thursday Sept 21 64 Morningside Dr. New York, NY 10027 9:00am 1:00pm View Event
CDSB

Practical Steps for Reporting Climate Risk Delivering on the TCFD

Following on the release of the final report of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, companies are now exploring what steps to take to implement them effectively. Join the Climate Disclosure Standards Board for a workshop and hear from a series of experts who will provide a deeper view on the practical issues companies need to take into account to report climate-related financial information for the first time.
Thursday Sept 21 EY 5 Times Square New York, NY 10036 8:30am 11:30am View Event
gold

Corporate Climate Leadership: Best Practice in the Paris Agreement Era

Businesses have a crucial role to play in meeting the Paris Agreement. But with so many initiatives underway to influence corporate climate strategies – including Science Based Targets, RE100, deforestation commitments, carbon credits and green bonds – how do they all fit together? And what constitutes best practice for business in the new climate era?
Thursday Sept 21 Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th St New York, NY 10017 1:30pm 3:30pm View Event
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Getting Down to Business: Corporate Climate Leadership

Leaders across a range of industries will discuss what's driving actions that address climate change across their value chain—from reducing carbon emissions, to deploying innovative financing, to investing in clean energy technologies.
Thursday Sept 21 JPMorgan Chase & Co. 270 Park Ave. New York, NY 10017 4:00pm 7:00pm View Event
human

Impact Hour: Collaboration Across Borders

Helping people navigate the current climate of information “clutter” is more important than ever. Our 2017 Impact Hours series will dig into ongoing environmental and social justice work, while sharing tools for more effective personal and organizational action.
Thursday Sept 21 WeWork South Williamsburg 109 S 5th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 6:00pm 7:00pm View Event
wef

Climate Competent Boards

The release of the Financial Stability Board Task Force's recommendations on climate-related financial disclosures has also raised this topic to board level and created a new urgency to present an integrated picture to investors. 
Thursday Sept 21 350 Madison Ave New York, NY 9:00am 11:00am View Event
opt

Join the Climate Optimists

Come along for food, drinks and a side order of mind-blowing evidence around why a growing number of people are climate optimists.
Thursday Sept 21 Crave Fishbar, 945 2nd Ave (between E50th and E51st St) 7:00pm 10:00pm View Event
ungc

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit brings together an international community of leaders from business, civil society, academia, Government and the United Nations to accelerate business action and partnerships to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Climate Agreement.
Thursday Sept 21 New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019 9:00am 5:30pm View Event
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Restoring Degraded Forests and Soils for Climate Mitigation: A Regenerative Model for Rural Communities

Breakfast briefing on how Sierra Gorda is helping Mexico achieve its targets under the Paris Climate Agreement, working with small land-holders engaged in ranching and farming.
Thursday Sept 21 TBD 8:30am 10:00am View Event
thermo

"CARBON NEGATIVE" FILM SCREENING, PANEL DISCUSSION & RECEPTION

Carbon Negative  features the pioneering work of world renowned economist, Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Thermostat (GT)). The company has created a revolutionary “Carbon Negative Technology”™ that captures CO2 from the air and transforms it into profitable assets
Thursday Sept 21 School of Visual Arts Theater - 333 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011 4:30pm 8:00pm View Event
Pratt

HABITAT: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing our planet. There has never been a more important time to understand how to make the best use of local natural resources and to produce buildings that connect with ecosystems, livelihoods and inclusive cities.
Thursday Sept 21 Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Higgins Hall 61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, NY 11205 5:30pm 8:30pm View Event
GCI

Zero Emissions Summit

The main objective of the event is to highlight the citizens’ emerging, but still under-recognized role in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Thursday Sept 21 Scandinavia House 58 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016 8:00am 5:00pm View Event