Climate Week NYC will take place this year from September 23 to 29. Run in coordination with the UN and the City of New York, Climate Week continues to grow as the time and place for the world to showcase amazing climate action and discuss how to do more. The anchor events of Climate Week are growing, and the number of events in 2019 is set to far exceed the 150 events of 2018 - the largest ever. Climate Week NYC is run by The Climate Group, the international non-profit focused on accelerating climate action.
Supporting the Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit
During Climate Week this year, the UN Secretary General will be holding a Climate Action Summit (held every 5 years) on the Monday. We are happy to announce that Climate Week will support the Summit by providing a space for leading organizations around the world to extend action far and wide outside of the UN building and throughout the whole week.
In 2019, the week-long series of events at Climate Week will be organized around programs reflecting the core pillars of the UN’s summit. We invite businesses, governments and civil society to host events on the areas of energy transition, industry, finance, cities and regional action, natural solutions and resilience/adaptation – further program categories will be announced in due course. We will coordinate with the Secretary General’s office – allowing for multiple additional linked events and for everyone to have the chance to take part in this huge moment.
In addition, the Climate Week Hub, due to being massively oversubscribed in 2018, will extend to two days - allowing a fantastic physical space for businesses, states, cities and the whole diverse frontier of global climate action to come together.
Climate Week NYC, September 23 – 29, 2019, New York City
Businesses, governments, academic institutions, arts organizations, individuals and non- profit organisations are invited to participate in the week-long events program including panel discussions concerts, exhibitions, seminars and more. 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
Opening Ceremony, Monday, September 23
The Climate Group will host the Climate Week Opening Ceremony on the morning of Monday September 23, ahead of the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit later that day. Annually, the event attracts CEOs, government ministers, governors, mayors and investors from around the world who are shaping markets and setting policy to make climate action a reality.
In 2018 speakers included world leaders such as the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern and the President of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, as well as Governor Brown of California, the CEO of Ricoh, Jake Yamashita, the CEO of ENEL, Francesco Starace and the President of Microsoft, Brad Smith, among others. All spoke of the dramatic and exciting changes being made in their industries. Speakers for 2019 will be announced in due course. **The Opening Ceremony is an invitation only event.**
Climate Week Hub, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 24 - 25
The Hub at Climate Week is being extended to two days and will provide the main forum for political and business leaders to discuss important climate action. With over 600 attendees last year, the Hub is the primary place for high level networking during Climate Week. It allows for the huge global diversity of leading climate actors, states, cities, businesses and NGOs to come together and discuss how to do more. **The Hub is an invitation only event.**
Further information on major events, speakers, themes and activities will be announced at a later date.
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About The Climate Group
The Climate Group
The Climate Group’s mission is to accelerate climate action to achieve a world of no more than 1.5°C of global warming and greater prosperity for all. 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. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition.Visit TheClimateGroup.org