Events > Monday, September 23, 2013
International Women’s Earth and Climate SummitInvite Only9:00am - 5:00pm | Crowne Plaza Hotel Suffern-Mahwah -|Three Executive BoulevardSuffern, NY, 10901
The International Women's Earth and Climate Summit will take place September 20 – 23, 2013 in Suffern, New York. The Summit will bring together 100 global women leaders from the Global South and Global North, including grassroots activists, economists, scientists, businesswomen, Indigenous leaders, policy-makers, faith leaders and culture shapers to help further a Women’s Climate Action Agenda. Although this is an invitation only summit at the New York site for 100 women, we welcome women of the world to engage with us via the Summit livestream events called Vision Hubs.
Climate Ride NYC-DCOpen to the Public12:00am | The Space at 50 N 3rd Street -|50 N 3rd Street Brooklyn right in Williamsburg at the waterfrontNew York City, NY, 11211Cost: $75 registration fee, then riders must fundraise $2400
Climate Ride NYC-DC is a fully supported, 5-day charitable cycling adventure to raise money and awareness for climate, sustainability and active transportation. The ride connects two of the nation’s most important cities – New York and Washington, DC – by bicycle. From the exciting departure by ferry in Manhattan to the hero’s welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol, Climate Ride NYC-DC is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with 200 like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability.
Riders choose who they want to support from a list of 60+ leading environmental, clean energy, bike and walk advocacy organizations. With full support for training and fundraising, we welcome new and experienced riders.
Join us on this ride of a lifetime. Also, learn more about our West Coast ride - Climate Ride California.
Clipper City Daytime Statue SailOpen to the Public2:15pm - 4:30pm | Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport -|89 South StreetNYC, NY, 10038Cost: $24 for Climate Week NYC participants/activists using code CLIMATEWEEK when booking online or via phone or email
Take a step back in time on New York’s only tall ship. From her spacious main deck or raised quarter deck, you’ll enjoy the sailing experience of a lifetime aboard this majestic topsail schooner as we unfurl her canvas and set sail through the harbor. Take this unique chance to view the iconic landmarks that were affected by Hurricane Sandy and see how vulnerable the New York Harbor really is to rising sea levels.
September 21st - 29th, daily at 2:15pm & 4:30pm
Third Global District Energy Climate Awards SummitOpen to the Public7:30am - 9:00pm | The Millennium Broadway Hotel and Hudson Theater -|145 West 44th StreetNew York, NY, 10036
The Third Global District Energy Climate Awards Summit will feature industry leaders from cities, communities and campuses around the world to share best practices, trends and technologies that demonstrate dramatic reduction in carbon emissions and significant economic benefits and efficiency improvements through deployment of district heating, district cooling and combined heat & power systems.
The competitive awards will be judged by a panel affiliated with the International Energy Agency of Paris.
The first District Energy Climate Awards were held in Copenhagen in 2009 in conjunction with the UN COP 15 meeting and the Second Event was held in Paris in 2011 in conjunction with the Euroheat Congress.
The Summit will commence at 7:30 am on Monday, September 23 at the Hudson Theater with a full day program of panel discussions including representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council; the Environmental Defense Fund; the US EPA; US DOE; International Finance Group (the World Bank); representatives from the cities of Boston, New York, London, Paris and prior award winners including University of Texas Austin, the City of Copenhagen, Denmark; recognized leader District Energy St. Paul and invited industry leaders from private sector participants such as Johnson Controls, Morgan Stanley, Macquarie Infrastructure; and numerous financial, engineering and infrastructure firms.
The Gala Awards Dinner will commence with a Reception at 6:00 pm with Awards Dinner from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
On Tuesday, registered attendees will be able to participate in a tour of a Con Edison District Energy Plant and visit to the 9/11 Memorial.
Advanced registration is required and information is available at www.districtenergyclimateawards.org.
Admission Fee: See www.districtenergyclimateawards.org for more info on registration.
British Consulate GeneralInvite Only9:00am - 1:00pm | British Consulate General - New York -|845 3rd AveNew York City, NY, 10022
Invite only roundtable to discuss opportunities for scaling up clean energy and climate related investment in developing countries.
This private meeting is to discuss at the highest level both the barriers and opportunities for low carbon investment into developing economies with a view to crowding in a new cohort of investors.
For more information, visit http://www.ukti.gov.uk
NYC Cool Roofs: Roof CoatingOpen to the Public9:00am - 3:00pm | Location information is available only to those that register for the event -|Cost: none
NYC °CoolRoofs is an exciting collaboration between NYC Service and the NYC Department of Buildings to promote and facilitate the cooling of New York City’s rooftops. Applying a reflective surface to a roof helps reduce cooling costs, cut energy usage and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Join us as we coat New York City rooftops to make a greener, greater New York!
This event will be a full day of coating rooftops in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx. All training and equipment is provided. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty - the coating will not wash out!
Climate Week NYC Opening CeremonyInvite Only10:30am - 1:00pm | Gilbert Court, Morgan Library and Museum -|29 E 36th StNew York City, NY, 10016Cost: none
The first installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th Assessment Report (released on 27th September) will tell us that the scientific evidence and consensus around anthropogenic climate change is stronger than ever before. We must now move urgently towards decisive action. The Opening Ceremony of CWNYC13 brings together a coalition of top political, business and public figures who will call for a new generation of leaders to step up to the challenge, and to embrace the Clean Revolution that the world now needs.
The time has come for renewed American leadership. The opportunity for an American Clean Revolution must be seized today, or the cost of inaction will be an escalation in extreme weather and a creeping loss of competitiveness. A coalition of American political, business and community leaders will set out their shared commitment to a Clean Revolution, and outline how American leaders can collaborate to scale up investment in clean energy, efficiency, innovation and infrastructure to build a better future.
Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony: Rethinking Resiliency - One Year After SandyInvite Only10:30am - 1:00pm | Gilbert Court, Morgan Library and Museum -|29 E 36th StNew York City, NY, 10016Cost: none
One year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the US, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its wake, and foreshadowing what climate change could hold in store for the US.
Many Northeastern families, businesses and local governments are still working to get back on their feet. Amidst the relief and restoration efforts, one fundamental question rises above all:
How can we become more resilient to climate impacts in the future? This session will explore the efforts taken by governments, businesses and civil society over the past year to build more climate resilient communities. It will also identify additional measures that are needed going forward, emphasizing solutions that provide the greatest economic and social benefits. Sponsored by Swiss Re.
The Social Good Summit Day 2Open to the Public12:00pm - 6:00pm | 92nd Street Y -|Lexington Avenue at 92nd StNew York City, NY, 10128Cost: $50 for a single day ticket or $130 for a 3 day ticket
A new generation of leaders, with an unprecedented amount of connectivity and a drive for social impact, is taking its seat at the table. The fourth annual Social Good Summit, a gathering of world leaders, technology pioneers, grassroots activists and engaged citizens, is centered on the future and what we can do about it: #2030NOW. Held during UN Week, the Summit asks: Will the solutions we are creating in today’s digital world truly have a lasting impact on our future and how are we paving the way for the next generation of innovation?
Whatever global challenges we face, we know that quick and simple fixes are not always the best for deep-rooted problems. #2030NOW will confront the status quo of social media and social change by forcing us to push the capacity and longevity of current technology.
This year’s Social Good Summit will be more engaging than ever. People from around the world, in both the developed and the developing world, will unite in person and online to participate in The Global Conversation – the world’s largest conversation on how technology can grow communities and improve life for all of us as we move toward being a networked society.
Brought to you by Mashable, United Nations Foundation, 92Y, Ericsson, UNDP and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate ChangeOpen to the Public2:00pm - 4:00pm | Gilder Lehrman Hall, The Morgan Library & Museum -|225 Madison AvenueNew York, NY, 10016Cost: None, but registration is required
Nine out of 10 top global companies see extreme weather and other climate change impacts as current or near-term business risks.
In this high-level roundtable, senior executives from leading firms join the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) to examine how companies are beginning to assess and address their growing climate risks.
Findings from a new C2ES report, Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change, will help frame the discussion. Speakers include top executives at National Grid, Rio Tinto, and The Hartford. Sponsored by Bank of America.
Join us by registering here.
Clean Revolution Cocktail Reception and AwardsInvite Only6:00pm - 8:00pmCost: None
At this event, hosted at an exclusive New York venue by a prominent VIP, The Climate Group will honor the steadfast commitment of several outstanding individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to building a prosperous, low carbon economy. Guests will include members, supporters and friends of The Climate Group.
By invitation only
For more information, visit http://thecleanrevolution.org/news-and-events/events/climate-week-nyc-2013/
Ten Days of Climate Action: Extreme WhetherOpen to the Public7:30pm - 9:00pm | Columbia University, Schermerhorn Auditorium, Room 501 -|Cost: none, but limited seats
Get a sneak peak into a family divided by the fossil fuel industry as a climate scientist struggles to tell the truth about global warming, his daughter struggles to save the frogs, while his sister wants to frack, with this live reading of excerpts from the upcoming play from the award-winning Theatre Three Collaborative.
Columbia University, Schermerhorn Auditorium, Room 501 (enter building, walk up one flight of stairs and auditorium is directly in front of you) View Campus Map.
Limited seating is available – first come, first served
Ten Days of Climate Action is an initiative of the Human Impacts Institute to bring together creative minds--artists, writers, actors, filmmakers, musicians, and performers--to install climate-inspired public works throughout New York City and the globe. In an effort to inspire people to think more critically about their actions and their impacts, Ten Days of Climate Action uses creativity to broaden the climate conversation, inspire action, and combine art and education with diverse climate themes. Each day of the event will feature a unique installation set in a public space and designed to engage the audience in a compelling way.
For more information, visit http://www.HumanImpactsInstitute.org