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THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE IS REASON TO BE A CLIMATE OPTIMIST

Climate Week NYC 2017 brought together global leaders from business and government across New York City from September 18-24 to showcase the unstoppable force for action on climate change. Over 140 official affiliate events were also hosted throughout the week in a powerful show of support for the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In this blog, Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group, looks at the key takeaways from this year's summit.

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HOW TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WHILE BUILDING JOBS: JAY INSLEE, GOVERNOR OF WASHINGTON STATE

NEW YORK: “Job creation through clean energy is one of the best bets we can possibly make,” says Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.

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WE ALL HAVE RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE MORE CLIMATE ACTION: JENNY BOFINGER-SCHUSTER, SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR, SIEMENS

NEW YORK: Community members have “a joint responsibility to take more action” on climate change, says Jenny Bofinger-SchusterSustainability DirectorSiemens AG, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.

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KELLOGG COMPANY DRIVING INNOVATION TO ACHIEVE 100% RENEWABLES IN ITS PLANTS: DIANE HOLDORF

NEW YORK: The energy market is fast moving towards renewable energy – making it easier for companies to transition towards 100% renewables, says Diane HoldorfCSOKellogg Company.

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REDUCING EMISSIONS THROUGH INNOVATIVE DESIGN: DIANE HOSKINS, CO-CEO, GENSLER

NEW YORK: Tackling climate change while improving the built environment is “an amazing opportunity from a business standpoint,” says Diane HoskinsCo-CEOGensler, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.

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EMPIRE STATE BUILDING GOING GREEN FOR CLIMATE WEEK NYC

NEW YORK: The iconic Empire State Building in New York City is going green on Friday September 22 to mark Climate Week NYC 2017 and demonstrate support for global action on climate change.

It is the fourth year in a row that the Empire State Building has been the official Lighting Partner for the summit, which is organized by The Climate Group annually to showcase climate leadership from business and sub-national governments.

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THE CLIMATE GROUP LAUNCHES PIONEERING GLOBAL EV CAMPAIGN AT CLIMATE WEEK NYC

NEW YORK: The Climate Group launched a groundbreaking new campaign on electric vehicles (EVs) at Climate Week NYC 2017 on Tuesday at Spring Studios in New York City. EV100 aims to fast track the drive towards electric vehicles; by signing up, companies can use their collective buying power and influence to build demand, cut costs and remove barriers to adoption.

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MULTINATIONALS LAUNCH GLOBAL PROGRAM TO SPEED UP SWITCH TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES

NEW YORK: A new business campaign designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and infrastructure has been launched by The Climate Group at a unique event in New York today, as business and government leaders gather at Climate Week NYC.

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NEW SURVEY FINDS THAT A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE GLOBALLY ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate Week NYC 2017 Opening Ceremony, New York, September 18: A new survey finds that a majority of people globally are optimistic about our ability to address climate change, with 64% of global citizens believing we can address climate change if we take action now. Overall, 33% strongly agree this is the case, and 32% tend to agree. Only 11% disagree that we can address climate change if we take action now.

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RECORD NUMBER OF GLOBAL COMPANIES TO SOURCE 100% RENEWABLE POWER

NEW YORK: Days before Climate Week NYC 2017 gets underway in New York City, The Climate Group, organizer of Climate Week NYC, is announcing that The Estée Lauder CompaniesKellogg CompanyDBS Bank Ltd and Clif Bar & Company have today joined its RE100 campaign, run in partnership with 

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CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017 OPENING CEREMONY PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

NEW YORK: As the first major gathering of international climate leaders since the US announced its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Climate Week NYC could not come at a more critical time in the global effort to tackle climate change.

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90 DAYS TO GO UNTIL CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017

NEW YORKClimate Week NYC 2017 will open in just 90 days. The ninth annual summit, brought to you by The Climate Group, will take place from September 18-24 in New York City and will focus on the themes of innovation, jobs and prosperity.

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CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017 AFFILIATE EVENTS PROGRAM NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS

 

NEW YORK: The Climate Week NYC 2017 Affiliate Events program is now open for registrations. Annually, businesses, NGOs, civil society groups, academic institutions and others are offered the opportunity to participate in the iconic week, which this year will take place between September 18-24.

By registering for the affiliate events program, organizations can host conferences, panel discussions, exhibitions, concerts, and seminars during the week.

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COLLABORATION IS KEY TO SUCCESS, SAYS CARLSBERG GROUP DURING CLIMATE WEEK NYC

NEW YORK: Demonstrating clear corporate leadership during Climate Week NYC 2017, RE100 member Carlsberg Group has highlighted the importance of working in partnership with others to reduce emissions and address climate change.

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LEADING BUSINESSES SPEED ENERGY TRANSITION AT CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017

NEW YORK: Announced today at Climate Week NYC 2017 in New York, global financial institutions Citi and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have joined The Climate Group’s RE100 campaign with CDP, committing to source 100% renewable powe

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CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017 LAUNCHED IN NEW YORK CITY WITH GLOBAL LEADERS HIGHLIGHTING UNSTOPPABLE FORCE OF ACTION

NEW YORK: The Climate Group launched Climate Week NYC 2017 at a high-profile Opening Ceremony on Monday, bringing together global climate leaders to demonstrate how a combination of state, city and business commitment will continue to deliver the Paris Agreement.

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US STATES, CITIES AND BUSINESSES KEEP US CLIMATE ACTION ON TRACK

NEW YORK: The impact from the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement could be significantly mitigated thanks to the determined action demonstrated by US states, cities and businesses – a new report shows.

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