Events > Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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.
Ban Ki-moon’s Leaders Climate Meeting and Other Opportunities: Keeping the Pathway Open to Avoid Catastrophic Climate ChangeInvite Only7:45am | Scandinavia House -|58 Park Avenue at 38th StreetNew York City, NY, 10016
The promise world leaders made to keep climate warming below 2 degrees Celsius will be lost unless renewed action is taken to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is the clear message from recent reports from the World Bank, the International Energy Agency, the United Nations Environment Program and others.
The goal of this panel discussion, which will feature climate change negotiators as well as senior government and UN officials, is to frame the options for multilateral and national action that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the pre-2020 time period to keep the possibility of staying below 1.5 or 2 degrees warming a live option.
We want to discuss opportunities for progress both in and outside the UNFCCC process, and to hear expert opinions on how Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s proposed leaders climate meeting next fall could infuse political momentum towards pre-2020 mitigation.
For more information, visit http://www.tcktcktck.org
Launch of The New Climate EconomyInvite Only8:00am | Hilton Manhattan East - Knightsbridge Room -|304 East 42nd StreetNew York City, NY, 10017
Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon, leaders and ministers from a diverse group of countries will launch a major new international initiative, the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, comprising former heads of government, finance ministers, and leaders in the fields of economics, business and finance.
The Commission’s flagship project, The New Climate Economy, brings together leading research institutes and economists from six continents to analyze the risks and benefits of climate action. It will make recommendations to the world’s governments, business and finance leaders on how to achieve lower-carbon economic growth and development.
The press event will feature ministers and representatives from Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Korea, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the countries which have commissioned the initiative.
The event will take place before the opening of the UN General Assembly meeting and during “Climate Week NYC” in New York City.
For more information, visit http://www.newclimateeconomy.net/
Postcards from the FrontlinesOpen to the Public9:00am | Online campaign -|Cost: none
An interactive social media campaign, Postcards from the Frontlines aims to bring together climate witnesses and their supporters to send personal photographs and messages to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, calling for a UN Special Rapporteur on climate change and human rights.
Environmental Justice Foundation have partnered with ByPost, an app provider, so that anyone with a smartphone or computer can send their photograph and message as a free digital postcard, which will then be printed and sent to Ban Ki-Moon himself. Climate witnesses are encouraged to show how their lives are being affected, whether through increased temperatures, water scarcity, flooding and sea level rise, extreme storms or long-term changes to weather patterns, whilst supporters are encouraged to share what ‘home’ means to them and why they are calling for action on climate change and human rights. Messages can be up to 400 characters and photographs will be most powerful if they show the impact of climate change on homes or livelihoods.
Launching on September 17, EJF aims to inspire over 100,000 people from all over the world to send a postcard with their photograph and message. The postcards will be printed and sent to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, by Human Rights Day on 10th December 2013.
For more information, visit http://www.ejfoundation.org/postcards
On-Site Tour: Solar Water Heating InstallationOpen to the Public10:00am - 12:00pm | St. Mary’s Recreation Center -|450 Saint Ann’s AveBronx, NY, 10455
Head up to the roof to see what a solar thermal installation looks like first hand. This guided tour will also include a presentation and Q&A by NYC Clean Heat, CUNY, and Ely Beach Solar.
Many large multifamily buildings in NYC could make most or all of their hot water using solar thermal technology. By displacing the current fuel used to heat your water, installing solar thermal can result in annual savings on your energy bill!
The Climate Group's 6TH Annual North American Members' MeetingInvite Only10:30am - 4:00pm | CBRE -|200 Park AvenueNew York City, NY, 10166
Now more than ever, The Climate Group members are at the center of a clean industrial revolution - one that can cut carbon emissions, create jobs and secure economic growth for future generations.
The North American Members’ Meeting is an annual event that includes a private members' dinner and a full-day meeting session where our business and government partners will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the current state of policy and emerging trends in innovation that are driving the low carbon economy.
This year’s members’ meeting will focus on leadership in innovation, an ever increasing priority for leading businesses and state governments around the world. The meeting format will provide opportunity for interactive discussion, engaging members to share their insights and perspectives, as well as learn how other members are creating innovative solutions to reduce carbon emissions.
The Social Good Summit Day 3Open 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
Startup Demo Day and Strategic Partner PanelOpen to the Public5:00pm - 9:30pm | Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Regna Lounge -|6 Metrotech CenterBrooklyn, NY, 11201Cost: $10 general admission, Free for Cleantech Open and NYC Acre affiliates
Learn from CB Insights, Siemens Venture Capital, Broadscale Group, and Shell Technology Ventures representatives about how strategic partners and startups can work together, and watch the most innovative Northeast cleantech startups pitch and showcase their technologies and services.
Event Partners/Sponsors:NYC ACRE, Green Capital Empire, NECEC Institute, NYSERDA
Leveraging Private Sector Investment in Clean Energy: Green Bank Innovations at Home and AbroadInvite Only5:00pm - 7:00pm | Baker & McKenzie LLP -|452 5th Avenue (entrance on 40th Street)New York City, 10018
The creation of a New York State green bank and continued implementation of Connecticut's green bank not only promise to accelerate clean energy investment at home, but also place the region at the cutting edge of a broader national and international trend: the pursuit of innovation approaches to using public funds to leverage large-scale private capital to finance low-carbon projects, alternately labeled 'clean energy finance' or 'climate finance.'
This event will bring together domestic and international, public and private sector actors to discuss particularly promising innovations currently being developed and implemented by green banks.
In particular, the event will emphasize the work undertaken by the Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, proposed instruments for New York State’s green bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank’s work to support national development banks in Latin America.
Limited seating is available. For more information, please email here
North American Tree Desk Happy HourOpen to the Public6:00pm - 8:00pm | Hudson Hotel -|356 West 58th StreetNYC, NY, 10019Cost: none
The Tree, a communication project of the Global Call for Climate Action is hosting a happy hour at the rooftop bar of the Hudson Hotel at 356 West 58th Street in New York on September 24th from 6-8pm.
The Tree is a network of strategic and influential communicators that work spread pro-climate action messages. This event will be an opportunity to mingle with members of a unique network, the North American Tree team and the GCCA team. To learn more email Andrew Schenkel
For more information, visit http://www.treealerts.org
International Leadership Council DinnerInvite Only7:00pm - 11:00pmCost: None
An exclusive VIP Dinner hosted by a New York-based supporter of The Climate Group. It will bring together members of The Climate Group’s International Leadership Council, Ambassadors, and high-level individual supporters.
By invitation only
For more information, visit http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/events/climate-week-nyc-2013/
Ten Days of Climate Action: Pipelines and PeopleOpen to the Public7:00pm - 9:00pm |Cost: none
Walk by to see this animated, video installation by Mechthild Schmidt Feist about dirty energy, fracking, and the Keystone XL pipeline.
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