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We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

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We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

Although the Paris Agreement on climate change was signed in 2015 and came into force in 2017, it was only a shell of an agreement. Many details and rules remain to be worked out to ensure that the promise of the Paris Agreement is realized. The United States was a significant force in the adoption of the Paris Agreement under the Obama Administration, but now the Trump Administration has signaled its intent to withdraw. What does this mean for the full development of the Agreement? Will new international players step into the void potentially left by the US?

Creating Corporate Value Through Best Practice Internal Carbon Pricing

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Creating Corporate Value Through Best Practice Internal Carbon Pricing

Internal carbon pricing is a powerful tool to assess the climate-related risks and opportunities arising from the transition to a low-carbon economy. However, the advantages remain untapped by the companies that could benefit the most. In conjunction with Climate Week NYC 2017, Ecofys, The Generation Foundation, and CDP will be holding a workshop "Creating corporate value through best practice internal carbon pricing" including a presentation of two complementary corporate guides on internal carbon pricing to support a wider use of best practices globally.

Getting on track by 2020 – driving non-Party climate action

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Getting on track by 2020 – driving non-Party climate action

Following the decision by President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, states, cities and businesses in the U.S and internationally, strongly reaffirmed their commitment to bold climate action.

CDP Networking Drinks

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CDP Networking Drinks

Join us at CDP North America for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking during Climate Week 2017. This invite-only event will provide you the opportunity to hear from influential members of the investor and policy communities, as well as the chance to organize our collective networks around the emerging issues of Climate Week.

This event is invite only.

Solve Challenge Finals

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Solve Challenge Finals

The Solve Challenge Finals in New York City will bring together selected innovators to pitch their solutions to a panel of expert judges and a live audience on Solve’s 2017 Global Challenges: (1) Brain Health, (2) Sustainable Urban Communities, (3) Women and Technology, and (4) Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future. Those chosen by our judges will become Solvers, who join the Solve community to build partnerships with cross-sector leaders that help pilot, scale, and implement their solutions.

Climate Solutions: How Mayors and Businesses Are Working Together

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Climate Solutions: How Mayors and Businesses Are Working Together

Join us for a candid conversation with mayors and business leaders working together to advance climate solutions across the U.S. 

Cities and businesses are partnering to address climate change head on – by reducing the emissions causing climate change and preparing for the impacts already hitting communities. We’ll discuss results of a 100-city survey quantifying the direction of local climate policy, and highlight real-world case studies of city-business climate collaboration.

Corporate Climate Leadership: Best Practice in the Paris Agreement Era

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Corporate Climate Leadership: Best Practice in the Paris Agreement Era

Businesses have a crucial role to play in meeting the Paris Agreement. But with so many initiatives underway to influence corporate climate strategies – including Science Based Targets, RE100, deforestation commitments, carbon credits and green bonds – how do they all fit together? And what constitutes best practice for business in the new climate era?

Disciplining fossil fuel subsidies for climate mitigation and SDGs: A job for the trade system?

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Disciplining fossil fuel subsidies for climate mitigation and SDGs: A job for the trade system?

Recent studies estimate fossil fuel subsidies to $5.3 trillion or 6.5 % of global GDP. Such subsidies are associated with a range of negative effects. Importantly, they boost greenhouse gas emissions and hence further spur climate change- without these subsidies, global carbon emissions would have been reduced by 21% in 2015. 

Creating An Alliance to Achieve 80x50 - Panel Discussion

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Creating An Alliance to Achieve 80x50 - Panel Discussion

The City of New York has set an ambitious goal of reducing carbon emissions City-wide by 80 percent by 2050. If that goal is to be achieved, our sectors and citizens must work together to do so. The NYC Climate Action Alliance will be holding a panel discussion focused on how New York City’s businesses, institutions, NGOs and individuals can collaborate to assist the City in achieving its objective.

Carbon Pricing: Yes. But How?

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Carbon Pricing: Yes. But How?

Carbon Pricing has an important role to play in providing a broad signal to shift the world’s economies in order to reach the objectives of the Paris Agreement. A recent report of the High Level Commission on Carbon Prices highlights the need for carbon prices of at least US$40–80/tCO2 by 2020 and US$50–100/tCO2 by 2030. The next question is how?