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The cold truths for a warming world: what’s stopping us from ‘Getting It Done’?

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Director-General, World Trade Organization
Zain Asher, CNN Anchor and Opening Ceremony host
Nancy Mahon, SVP, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, The Estée Lauder Companies
Helen Clarkson, CEO, Climate Group
Lorena Dellagiovanna, Chief DIO, Deputy Chief Environmental Officer at Hitachi’s Ltd., and Deputy General Manager of Government and External Relations Group
Catherine McKenna, Head of the United Nations High-Level Expert Group on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities (HLEG)
Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, COP27 High Level Champion, UNFCC
Dr. Andrew Steer, CEO, Bezos Earth Fund

10:30 AM - 11:35 AM ET

New York City,
United States

Bill Gates and Helen Clarkson during Climate Week NYC

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We have the tech, tools and cash. So why is the gap between what people say and what they do getting wider? How is progress on halving emissions being slowed down? What, and who, is stopping us from ‘Getting It Done’? Commitments won’t deliver themselves. We must follow through on promises and we need to show the world how. 

This session will examine: 

  • How do we ensure climate commitments are delivered?   

  • What ‘gaps’ are widening and how do we stop them? 

  • Why hasn’t fossil fuel investment stopped? 

  • What are the barriers blocking breakthroughs? 

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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