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Climate in the geopolitical context of today

Helen Clarkson, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Group
Dr. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization
Laura Corb, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Damilola Ogunbiyi, Chief Executive and UN Secretary-General’s special representative, Sustainable Energy for All and co-chair, UN-Energy
Francesco La Camera, Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Bill Ritter, Former-Governor of Colorado, and US Board Chair for Climate Group
David Miliband - Executive Director, International Rescue Committee
Zain Asher, CNN Anchor and Opening Ceremony host

09:00 AM - 10:15 AM ET
New York City

United States

Crowd at Climate Week NYC

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Climate, energy, food and global security are more connected than ever. Events this year have exposed the fragility of our systems and the risks posed by our short-term decision-making when faced with competing and connected global challenges. How we tackle these challenges together is one of the biggest questions of our time. 

This opening session will ask leaders: 

  • What bold choices are needed now to keep the promise of peace, prosperity and the Paris Agreement? 

  • How do we harness the moment to drive climate action? 

  • How do we stop global security and energy concerns being used against the net zero transition? 

  • How do we address the interlinked risks of conflict, energy and food security? 

  • What shared solutions are available today?  

This session is part of the Opening Ceremony for Climate Week NYC on September 19. Get more info on the other sessions of the day on the Opening Ceremony page, as well as the themes and events taking place as part of The Hub Live on September 20-21.

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