Harnessing the positive potential of AI for urban climate action | Climate Week Skip to main content
Main program

Harnessing the positive potential of AI for urban climate action

Rohit Aggarwala, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Gino Van Begin, Secretary General of ICLEI
Jaya Dhindaw, Interim Director, WRI India Ross Centre
Event by: Google.org, Centre for Public Impact, The New School - Urban Systems Lab, and World Resources Institute
2 hours

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
New School Tishman Auditorium 63 5th Avenue New York NY 10003
Public event

New York City,
United States

Harnessing the positive potential of AI for urban climate action

As communities and cities increasingly experience the impacts of climate change, the need for solutions and scalable actions have never been more important. This is especially true in large cities like New York, which are wrestling with a range of hazards from extreme heat and rainfall, to sea level rise and coastal flooding. But what are some of the emerging ideas, technologies, and solutions that organizations are advancing worldwide to address the ongoing climate crisis? Join senior leaders from across the public, private, and social sectors for an engaging discussion on the potential and challenges of leveraging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate climate action. 

Organized by The New School, Google.org, the Centre for Public Impact, and World Resources Institute (WRI), this event will feature live demonstrations of two novel solutions from The New School’s Urban Systems Lab and WRI which will be followed by a moderated panel discussion. The event encourages attendance from those in roles of government, industry, community activism, academia, and philanthropy interested in understanding more about how AI can unlock climate resilience at the community level. There will be an opportunity to network with attendees and organizers after the event. 

Registration is required and first come first serve. The event will be recorded and live streamed for remote access with a link sent to all registrants ahead of time. Speakers to be announced soon.