Global policy and business leaders kicked off The Countdown to Climate Week NYC with an opening press conference on Tuesday, September 1 2015, as new ClimateTV platform from The Climate Group was launched.
The US Navy is investing in what will be the largest solar farm in the world in order to provide power for 14 of its bases, reflecting a global trend of massive solar power stations being built in the world’s “sun belts”, led by US and India.
From September 21-28, 2015, Climate Week NYC will bring together a diverse series of events across the city, with a key handful hosted by the United Nations.
This year is critical for global climate action, with United Nations bodies set to adopt a new sustainable development agenda in September through the SDGs, and reach a historic global deal at the COP21 climate talks in December.
In parallel, Climate Week NYC – which is the official collaborative space for climate events in support of the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda – will work closely with the UN to highlight the importance of a robust climate agreement in achieving a strong, sustainable economy through a number of affiliate events.
Three central events are the United Nations Summit to Adopt the Post 2015 Development Agenda, the United Nations Private Sector Forum and UNEP’s Champions of the Earth Awards.
As the landscape of business risk and opportunity continues to evolve with a changing climate, several events at Climate Week NYC this year are putting climate resilience and mitigation firmly in the spotlight.
Among the 30+ affiliate events already confirmed for Climate Week NYC, three key events feature business leaders who are paving the way toward a prosperous low carbon economy: the United Nations Private Sector Forum, Corporations Leading Climate Resilience Around the World, and the 2nd Environmental Compliance and Commitment Legal Summit.
President Obama’s determination to reduce US carbon emissions by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030 sends a message to the rest of the world’s leaders that theUN climate talks in Paris could succeed in saving the planet from overheating.
Past talks have foundered on a range of political excuses, but now that the world’s two largest polluters, China and the US, have committed to far-reaching changes in their energy production to keep the world below the dangerous threshold of a 2°C temperature increase, the door is open for all the rest to follow.
From Paris to Geneva, Poland, Milwaukee, Boston and New York, individuals and organizations across the world are showing support for climate action in creative ways ahead of Climate Week NYC.
By posting photos and insights on social media using the hashtag #CWNYC, supporters have illustrated their visions for a sustainable future as well as current climate action initiatives.Together, these social media supporters are demonstrating the impact of collective climate action, leading up to the UN Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris this December.
Check out some of the top submissions, and join the movement!
The Southeastern states of the US are facing severe economic risks because of climate change, a new report finds. In particular, between US$48.2 billion and US$68.7 billion worth of existing coastal property in the region will likely be below sea level by 2050 – with US$23 billion worth in Florida alone.
The Risky Business project has just released its latest report, ‘Come Heat and High Water’, which quantifies the economic risks from the impacts of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and coastal storm surge which will be aggravated by climate change.
On the fast-growing schedule for Climate Week NYC 2015 are two events uniting dynamic leaders to examine the impact of technology, innovation and media on climate change.
We Mean Business welcomes today’s announcement from the White House on the American Business Act on Climate Pledge – and commitments made by 13 of the largest companies from across the American economy.
From September 21-28, the 7th edition of Climate Week NYC will be hosted by The Climate Group. There are already over 25 events confirmed across New York City with more being added daily, but here are some key events to watch out for.
The Climate Group served as the Secretariat for Climate Week NYC. Climate Week NYC is the international platform for governments, businesses and civil society to collaborate on low carbon leadership and innovation.
Host to a record 144 events, the sixth edition of Climate Week NYC was our biggest and most impactful yet.
As the collaborative space for all events in support of the UN Climate Summit, there’s no doubt Climate Week NYC 2014 helped spur climate change back into global headlines.
Here are just a few of the many highlights.
This week business and finance leaders met policymakers at an event during Climate Week NYC, to analyze the state of investment in the global low carbon economy following plummeting clean energy costs and increasingly risky carbon assets.
Leading voices from the international climate dialogue met to discuss zero carbon buildings high up in the appropriately retrofitted Empire State Building this week, at the launch of new initiative Track 0.
The high-profile UN Climate Summit in New York came to a close this evening, with a series of outcomes summarized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Our CEO Mark Kenber comments on the record-breaking climate leaders event.
Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, comments on today's UN Climate Summit
Global state and regional governments networks have announced today a new compact that will provide a clear picture of global state and regional governments’ overall contribution to greenhouse gas emission reduction and will help tackle climate change.
Today influential figures from worlds as diverse as foreign affairs and national security, to tech giants Apple and HP, came together to share their united call for assured climate action and low carbon prosperity, at the Opening Day of Climate Week NYC 2014.
In a sign of growing support for climate action, US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Christiana Figueres today laid out their visions for a vibrant, low carbon economy on the Opening Day of Climate Week NYC 2014.
The Opening Day of Climate Week NYC today highlights a key success for The Climate Group: Bijli - Clean energy for all, with a new video showcasing the inspiring initiative which is connecting rural communities in India with clean energy.
Leading businesses including, IKEA, Swiss Re, BT, Formula E, H&M, KPN, Mars, Nestlé, Philips, Reed Elesvier, J. Safra Sarasin and Yoox, join a powerful group of NGOs and clean energy experts today to announce the launch of a multi-year initiative to encourage major companies to commit to using 100% renewable power.
Renewable energy drive and new business alliance for climate action launched on eve of UN Climate Summit
LONDON: See Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank, Tim Cook, CEO, Apple, and other high-profile leaders speaking live from New York. Wherever you are in the world, we invite you to watch the Climate Week NYC 2014 Opening Day, from 10 am EST/3pm BST.
Quote from the US special envoy for climate change, Todd Stern.
A report published ahead of next week’s UN Climate Summit illustrates that poor and prosperous nations, tiny islands and great cities, can achieve all their energy needs from renewables.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will release the growing list of countries, regions, cities and companies that are supporting a price on carbon during a media teleconference on Monday, September 22.
Swiss Re, Bloomberg L.P., and The Climate Group announce an exclusive discussion on new models for growing clean energy investment on Wednesday, September 24
With Climate Week NYC kicking off in less than 48 hours, here's a sneak-preview of four high-profile conferences that will break down climate issues through the prism of trade and business.
Brigadier General Steven Anderson calls for clean energy and fundamental to building a strong economy.
Damian Ryan, Senior Policy Manager, The Climate Group, talks about the reasons to be optimists ahead of next week's UN Climate Summit, which takes place during Climate Week NYC 2014 - an international platform that brings low carbon leaders from business, government and civil society together and is co-convened by The Climate Group and CDP.
With Climate Week NYC just around the corner, we look at two key affiliate events taking place during the week which are focused on financing the low carbon economy - a critical factor in the multi-faceted journey toward securing a safer. better, more prosperous future for all.
The latest UN press release details how the climate summit will bring country leaders together with new partners from business, finance and civil society
Around 400 sustainable development experts gathered at Columbia University in NYC over the past two days, to hear popular economist Jeffrey Sachs' views on the state of our climate, and humankind's responsibility to drive change.
Damian Ryan, Senior Policy Manager, The Climate Group, talks about the importance of next week's UN Climate Summit, which takes place during Climate Week NYC 2014, an international platform that brings low carbon leaders from business, government and civil society together and is co-convened by The Climate Group and CDP.
With just days five days to go until Climate Week NYC 2014, Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President and Chief Living Progress Officer, HP, writes about why the world leading tech company is part of the summit, and her vision for the IT industry's role in helping build a low carbon future.
Inspirational quote from entrepreneur, Richard Branson, calling for leadership to drive innovative action against climate change.
On September 17 we took part in a live Twitter Q&A with three senior executives of a pioneering new coalition called We Mean Business, which is set to be launched at Climate Week NYC in just a few days time.
The White House has just announced new private commitments and federal actions to cut emissions of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), powerful greenhouse gases that exacerbate climate change.
Hundreds of companies around the world say putting a price on carbon is “an opportunity for their business”, among growing corporate consensus that an internationally-linked carbon market is on its way, according to new research from CDP.
With days to go until Climate Week NYC, we take a look at four affiliate events happening across the city which will give the public an insight on climate issues, through the more accessible format of films, photography and documentaries.
Today a powerful new report will be released outlining how the world can safely reduce emissions and still reap economic benefits, if our business, government and finance leaders act immediately.
A quote from the US Secretary of State, John Kerry
There is one week to go until New York City hosts hundreds of diverse yet crucial events related to climate change and low carbon growth, as part of Climate Week NYC 2014.
Business and political leaders will unveil new climate change initiatives next Monday, September 22, at the Opening Day of Climate Week NYC.
The People’s Climate March have produced a media schedule & FAQs for all interested reporters.
The United Nations (UN) has published a list revealing the 125 countries which will be represented by their heads of state and government or deputies at the global Climate Summit in New York on September 23.
President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, speaks up about the economic threat of climate change
World Resources Institute to host press call ahead of UN Climate Summit.
Important details for media interested in covering Climate Week NYC.
Organizers expect the largest political demonstration in NYC in over a decade; with over 1,500 solidarity events planned around the world
Quote on alternative energy from the former US Secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice
The Climate Group will host its next Twitter Q&A on September 17 with three senior executives of a pioneering new coalition called We Mean Business, which will be launched at Climate Week NYC this month.
On Wednesday September 10 we hosted "America's most-watched weather anchor", Sam Champion of The Weather Channel, in a live Twitter Q&A, to talk about how ready America is to act on climate as fast-rising global temperatures and worsening extreme weather events dominate the headlines in the US and beyond.
America's most-watched TV weather anchor, The Weather Channel's Sam Champion, will join us for a live Twitter Q&A about American people's awareness of and appetite for bold climate action.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, supports the transition to a low carbon economy
Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group, write for The Huffington Post about the opportunities for businesses and governments at the Climate Week NYC, from September 22-28.
Evan Williams, Co-founder of Twitter and speaker at Climate Week NYC 2012
On September 8 we hosted a live Titter Q&A with Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to talk about the importance of business engagement around climate change and low carbon growth, ahead of Climate Week NYC and the UN Climate Summit which takes place in New York later this month. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Climate Week NYC will host more than 100 events this year, an absolute record for the annual international event, marking a global shift in how governments, businesses and civil society are now eager to find a common ground to tackle climate issues in a smart, innovative, effective way.
Our dependence on the natural environment is unparalleled, from energy generation and prevention off sea level rise, to maintenance of the natural aesthetic beauty of our environment. This September, Climate Week NYC promises a range of events that both celebrate our natural environment, and address the environmental pressures caused by human caused damage to it.
All eyes will be on New York this September, as world leaders convene for the UN Climate Summit, which takes place during Climate Week NYC - and there are loads of free events taking place that you can't afford to miss!
The UN has launched a trailer for its new climate documentary, narrated by actor and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Ian Somerhalder, which seeks to engage a wider public audience around climate issues.
Amid growing evidence of the threat to profits and increased risks resulting from climate change, top businesses and investors will make the case for bold climate action in New York on September 22 2014, on the occasion of the launch of “We Mean Business.”
A quote from Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Group.
An open letter from a UN organization and signed by The Climate Group, warns leaders gathering in New York in a less than a month, that they must urgently act to keep global warming under 2° Celsius.
Running from September 22-28, the 6th annual Climate Week NYC promises to be the biggest in history. This year it will coincide with the UN Climate Summit, and is certain to play a crucial role in placing climate change at the top of the global agenda, ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris in 2015.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), writes about garnering momentum for climate action, as we approach critical global events such as the UN Climate Summit during Climate Week NYC next month, which is co-convened by The Climate Group.
Learn more about the public health impacts of climate change at two unique events that are taking place at Climate Week NYC next month, an international platform for government, business and civil society to work together on low carbon solutions.
Learn how cities around the world are boosting their resilience and adaptation to man-made climate change at a key city-themed event at Climate Week NYC 2014 next month.
A quote from Michael Bloomberg, 108th Mayor of New York City.
Cities currently generate 80% of global GDP, however many of the world’s leading metro areas are vulnerable to human driven climate change.
The sixth annual Climate Week will be held in New York City on September 22-28. But if can’t make it in person, there’ll be live event updates on all Climate Week NYC social media accounts.
Creating momentum behind cleantech solutions which drive the low carbon economy to new growth levels is of critical importance.
The world’s leaders will descend on New York this September for the UN Climate Summit, during which governments are being asked to make ambitious commitments to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
A quote from Hannah Jones, VP of Sustainable Business and Innovation, Nike.
A quote from Tom Steyer, Founder and former Co-Senior Managing Partner of Farallion Capital Management, LLC.
Global political leaders will make concurrent climate announcements over the course of three hours during the UN Climate Summit, a just released official document details.
US President Barack Obama is confirmed to attend the UN Climate Summit which takes place during Climate Week NYC this September, with China President Xi Jinping expected to be present.
In 60 days, Climate Week NYC returns to Manhattan for its sixth edition as the key international platform for climate action.
Global religious leaders will gather in New York City for a special Interfaith Summit on September 21 and 22, as part of Climate Week NYC, the collaborative space for all events supporting the UN Climate Summit.
A quote from Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (RET.), CEO American Security Project.
A quote from former Republican US Representative Bob Inglis and Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative.
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