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Climate Week NYC 2019 has launched its event and business campaign registration. Climate Week NYC 2019, taking place on September 23rd-29th, is the biggest Climate Week in the world, and on track to surpass last year’s 150 events across New York City. There is no better time and place for individuals, organizations, and communities to come together to discuss and take climate action.

The Climate Group, an international nonprofit, runs Climate Week NYC each year in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York, and this year it will run in parallel with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit. 

Climate Week NYC is inviting all organizations and businesses to participate:

1.    Host an Event: Organizations can become an event host to encourage climate action. From panels to art shows, seminars to exhibitions, the entire New York City community can be involved in showcasing the unstoppable momentum of global climate action. Register your event here.
2.    Make Climate Action Your Business: Climate Week NYC is joining with businesses–big or small–from across the five boroughs of New York City to raise awareness of climate action. From restaurants to shops, to museums and services, The Climate Group is inviting all local businesses to apply to their “Climate Action is Our Business” campaign to promote the accessible steps that companies are taking to ensure planetary health. Register your business here.

Throughout Climate Week NYC, official events happening all over the city will attract influential business and government leaders from around the world. Event organizers in the past have included policymakers, international businesses, academic institutions, museums, community groups, and NGOs.

Climate Week NYC 2019 Events will be categorized in the following Programs (click to find out more or to register an event):

•    Youth & Climate Activism 
•    Energy Transition 
•    Industry Transition
•    Clean Transport, Buildings and Infrastructure
•    Food, Land and Nature-Based Solutions
•    Climate Finance, Investment and Carbon Pricing
•    National Government Policy and Commitment
•    State, City and Local Action
•    Health, Equality and Justice
•    Sustainable Travel and Leisure
•    Resilience and Adaption to Climate Change


Climate Week NYC – the largest climate week in the world – has announced details of this year’s program which takes place September 23 – 29, 2019.  

The Climate Group, an international nonprofit, runs Climate Week NYC each year in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York, and this year it will run in parallel with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit. 

The Climate Group is delighted to announce the participation of President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica at the Opening Ceremony taking place on Monday, September 23. President Alvarado Quesada has committed Costa Rica to be the first fully decarbonized country in the world and we look forward to profiling this ambitious goal.  

President Alvarado Quesada commented: "Our house is on fire and our civilization is at risk. We must step up to ensure we avoid the worst of the climate catastrophe. The science is clear, we have a short time to accelerate climate action and to shift our economies towards zero emissions in 2050. We need to deliver concrete actions, programs, legislation, we need to deliver hope for our citizens, and for our children; we need to deliver hope for our planet." 

Last year, the Opening Ceremony featured The Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Prime Minister of New Zealand; President Hilda Heine, Marshall Islands; President Martín Vizcarra, Peru and President Jovenel Moïse, Republic of Haiti. Further speaker announcements for this year’s Opening Ceremony will be made shortly. 

Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group said, “At Climate Week NYC this year we will be bringing together businesses, governments, cities, civil society and campaigners to demonstrate the action that is needed to tackle the climate emergency. With these collective examples we aim to give confidence to national governments as they go into the process of increasing the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions in 2020, and inspire them to make bold commitments for the following decade.”  

Climate Week NYC 2019 is being supported by Salesforce, as its Headline Partner; McKinsey & Company, as The Opening Ceremony Knowledge Partner; Bank of America, as The Hub Opening Day Presenting Partner; Platinum Sponsors AT&T and the International Copper Association; and Gold Sponsor Ørsted

Chief Impact Officer and EVP of Corporate Relations at Salesforce, Suzanne DiBianca, commented, “When it comes to protecting our planet and combating climate change, companies have a key role to play. Climate Week NYC is the largest climate gathering in the world and has been focused on driving climate action forward since 2009. It’s an honor to be the Headline Partner this year, and we look forward to coming together with other businesses, NGOs and government officials to catalyze the action our planet needs now.”  

The Climate Group is delighted that the UN Secretary-General will be hosting his 2019 Climate Action Summit within Climate Week NYC. Climate Week NYC is coordinating with the Secretary-General’s office to ensure that this year's event program will reflect the core tracks of the UN’s summit, enabling a larger platform for more events and to give everyone access to take part in this huge moment. 


New York’s most famous buildings will go green on the eve of the Opening Ceremony of Climate Week NYC, Sunday September 23, 2018. 

  • The Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, Madison Square Garden, 1 Bryant Park (Bank of America Tower), One Five One (formerly 4 Times Square), Javits Center Crystal Palace, Pier 17 and the historic Coney Island Parachute Jump all lit up green on Sunday evening to welcome Climate Week NYC 
  • Global political leaders take the stage at the Opening Ceremony of Climate Week NYC on Monday September 24, including Rt Hon Jacinda Arden, Prime Minister, New Zealand, President Jovenel Moïse, Republic of Haiti, and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. 
  • Climate Week NYC takes place September 24 – 30, with 149 events taking place across the five boroughs of NYC

New York City, Sunday September 23, 2018

New York’s famous skyline was transformed on Sunday evening to celebrate the 10th year of Climate Week NYC, the biggest climate week event on earth. Some of the world’s most iconic buildings, including the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and One World Trade Center, were lit up green on the eve of the Opening Ceremony – which kicks off the week of varied, exciting events across the city. 

The Opening Ceremony, taking place at 9:00am EST, will feature announcements from heads of state including the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand; President Hilda C. Heine of the Marshall Islands; President Martín Vizcarra of Peru; President Jovenel Moïse of the Republic of Haiti; and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr

Some of the leading figures from the world of business will also come together to make a series of announcements and commitments in an urgent bid to accelerate climate action and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This will include Brad Smith, President and CLO of Microsoft; Stephen Badger, Chairman of Mars; Paul Coster, Executive Director of JP Morgan; Robin Chase, Co-founder of Zipcar; and Tony Milikin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer. 

The Empire State Building, official lighting partner for Climate Week NYC, as well as all of the other buildings, lit up green from sundown until 2am Monday. In addition, NYC & Company, who are supporting Climate Week NYC and helped light the skyline green, have provided space for a major marketing campaign across New York City, including advertisement on LinkNYC screens that raise awareness of what people can do to take climate action. 

Climate Week NYC, which takes place during the United Nations General Assembly, is endorsed by the United Nations as well as by the Mayor of New York City.

“We are honored to again welcome The Climate Group and Climate Week NYC for the 10th year,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier this month. “Here in New York, we’re taking bold action on climate. Through our ground breaking OneNYC strategy and our ambitious 1.5˚C Plan, we’ve committed our city to hit the highest goals of the Paris climate agreement. We’re divesting from fossil fuels, mandating that our largest buildings cut their emissions, and investing in electric vehicles. Through investments in resiliency and sustainability, we are building a fairer city for all.”

All photo credits to Jordan Danielle

Climate Week NYC Media Portal 

This year we have introduced a Climate Week Media Portal – you can log in here to find all the latest on Climate Week NYC including press releases, as well as agendas, logos, photographs and videos in the lead up and during the week itself. The link to log in to the Portal is here – please email for password access. 

About The Climate Group

The Climate Group’s mission is to accelerate climate action to achieve a world of under 2°C of global warming. We do this by bringing together powerful networks of business and governments that shift global markets and policies. We focus on the greatest global opportunities for change, take innovation and solutions to scale, and build ambition and pace. We are an international non-profit organization, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. Our business campaigns are brought to you as part of the We Mean Business coalition. Visit and follow us on Twitter @ClimateGroup and Facebook @TheClimateGroup. 

About Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase amazing climate action and discusses how to do more. Taking place between September 24-30, in New York City, this is the 10th annual Climate Week NYC, run by The Climate Group in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York. Climate Week NYC is one of the key summits in the international calendar and has been driving action forward since it was first launched by The Climate Group in 2009. We host government ministers, investors, governors, CEOs and mayors from across the world; they are shaping markets and setting policy to make climate action a reality. Visit and find out more on Twitter #ClimateWeekNYC. 

Climate Week NYC Sponsors and Supporting Partners: 

With thanks to AB InBev, Microsoft, Mars, ROCKWOOL Group, JP Morgan Chase & Co, International Copper Association, Bank of America, National Grid US, Johnson & Johnson, Colgate, Anesco, LeasePlan, Estée Lauder Companies, Orsted, TERI, Essential Costa Rica, IKEA Group, Raw London, Pfizer, Solid Power, S&P Global, The Rockefeller Foundation, WePower, 3Degrees, Lyft, Empire State Building, Event! Merchandising, NYC & Co., The New York City Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency, The New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

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