Today The Climate Group hosts the Signature Event of Climate Week NYC 2015. Watch live as influential global leaders – and new voices – from business, government, finance and civil society share their powerful vision of a low carbon future. Tweet quotes with #CWNYC and see the full agenda below.
Top business, energy and engineering experts shared their insights on opportunities for China’s corporate sector to transition to renewable energy, at the China RE100 Enterprise Capacity Building Workshop this week.
Cities are on the frontline of climate change because they are the first layer of government able to protect their citizens and businesses, but they’re also seeing that “acting on climate change can have a big economic opportunity for them,” says Kyra Appleby, Head of CDP’s cities program, commenting on the organization’s latest research.
“We’re in the middle of a clean energy revolution. Solar, wind, LED lights: all these things are not only good for the planet, they are good economics,” says Steve Westly, Managing Partner at Westly Group andformer California State Controller, in our latest exclusive Climate TV interview released ahead of Climate Week NYC.
On Thursday September 17 at 3pm London time/10am NY time join us on Twitter using @ClimateGroup and #CWNYC for a live Q&A with Carl Sargeant, Minister for Natural Resources,Welsh Government to talk about the power of sub-national governments in the global fight against climate change.
Acting to tackle climate change is “the prudent conservative thing to do; we should be driven not by left-wing rhetoric or by hyperbole but by a sensible, cautious, prudent response to what the science is telling us,” says the Rt Hon Lord Greg Barker, former UK Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, in our latest exclusive Climate TVinterview released ahead of Climate Week NYC.
Today business, industry and commerce accounts for half of the world’s electricity consumption. While many companies are already reducing their carbon emissions and energy bills, The Climate Group’s RE100 global campaign goes a step further and is helping the world’s most influential businesses go 100% renewable.
In an exclusive Climate TV interview ahead of Climate Week NYC, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, explains why his new, clean tech-powered race Formula E, has become so successful and what its case says about the future of business. "Formula E is much more than a race", he remarks. “We want to change things in our field. We want to change the way people move around in their cars.
As part of our Climate Week NYC countdown, we are sharing regular interviews and blogs from low carbon leaders from around the world. Here Harish Hande, Managing Director, SELCO Solar Light, India, talks about connecting rural off-grid communities in India to clean energy. Article originally posted on The Huffington Post.
How will climate change affect food production and security? And is farming part of the solution? In an exclusive interview for The Climate Group's new digital channel Climate TV, Roger Johnson,President of the National Farmers Union in the United States says he sees an uncertain future “punctuated with a lot of extreme events” such as flooding which will trigger food price spikes and social unrest, and presses world leaders to find solutions today.
Following China’s military Victory Day parade which showcased a country rising above its market troubles, as part of the #CWNYC countdownThe Climate Group interviews Zhang Yue, Chairman and Founder of BROAD Group, to discuss what the Government of China's recent climate efforts mean for the private sector. We also get the Chinese entrepreneur's thoughts on how business leaders – many of which he says have the "same importance as politicians" – can have an impact on the global COP21 climate talks this December.
Sub-national governments are the “unsung heroes” in the fight against climate change, says Libby Ferguson, States & Regions Director, The Climate Group, in a new exclusive Climate TV interview in which she estimates a doubling of the already ambitious climate commitments from governments so far.
The inevitable shift toward clean energy is proving increasingly cost effective, and Climate Week NYC “will be demonstrating that there is a business case for the transition to a low carbon economy,” says Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group, and one of the world’s leading climate policy experts.
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Climate Week NYC is a cornerstone event in the international calendar that brings together influential global figures and new voices from the worlds of business, government and investors to lead the transition toward net zero emissions. The Climate Group launched Climate Week NYC in 2009, and has since acted as the secretariat. Host to more than 70 affiliate events across the city, this year Climate Week NYC will also act as the collaborative space for climate events in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.