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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for all those wishing to host or attend events at Climate Week NYC 2021.

What is Climate Week NYC?

Climate Week NYC is one of the key summits on the international calendar and has been driving climate action forward since it was first launched by the Climate Group in 2009. Taking place September 20-26 in New York City, Climate Week NYC 2021 will bring together international leaders from business, government, and civil society to showcase the unstoppable momentum of global climate action.

How can I watch Climate Week NYC events?

All our events, as well as highlights from over 500 events taking place across New York City and around the world, will be available to view from our Facebook Watch page from September 20, 2021.

What is a Climate Week NYC Event?

Businesses, governments, academic institutions, arts and music organizations, and nonprofits are encouraged to participate in the iconic week by hosting an event through the official Climate Week NYC events program. Organizations can apply to host an event during the week of Climate Week NYC 2021 (September 20-26) at their chosen location in New York City or online.

Climate Week NYC Events receive a license to use the official Climate Week NYC logos, as well as social media support to assist in promoting their event. Climate Week NYC Events are promoted through the official Climate Week NYC and the Climate Group's digital and social media channels.

From hosting panel discussions, to concerts, exhibitions and seminars, organizations and individuals can play a pivotal role in advancing commitments, driving awareness and education, and keeping climate action at the top of the global agenda. In 2020, Climate Week NYC was home to over 500 events.

The Climate Week NYC events program is organized through ten program themes including Built Environment, Energy, Industry, Food, Environmental Justice, Transport, Finance, Sustainable Living, Nature, and Policy.

Who can register an official Climate Week NYC Event?

Governments, businesses, academic institutions, community groups, arts and music organizations, nonprofits and individuals are all invited to host Climate Week NYC events. The more events we can convene, the greater reach and impact Climate Week NYC will have. Submit your event here. 

How, when and where will my Climate Week NYC Event be hosted?

Climate Week NYC 2021 is taking place in New York City between September 20-26. Organizations are responsible for finding a venue and organizing their own events. All events must take place within New York City or online.

While Climate Week NYC 2021 is officially taking place between September 20-26, if your event falls within a week of these dates, you may still register your event to be listed. 

What are the benefits to becoming an official Climate Week NYC Event?

Once your event has been approved, it will be prepared to be posted on the online Climate Week NYC 2021 events program when it goes live this Spring.

By registering as an official Climate Week NYC 2021 event, your event will be promoted through the Climate Week NYC and the Climate Group’s digital and social media channels, which have a combined following of over 200,000, putting your organization's profile at the forefront of an internationally recognized event.

How can I attend Climate Week NYC? 

Climate Week NYC offers many opportunities for engagement. Through the Climate Week NYC events program, organizers throughout the city or online will host events during the week. Each event host is responsible for managing the registration and attendance for their events. If you are interested in attending specific events, we encourage you to visit our events page. You can view the individual contact details for each event and contact the host directly once the list has been published later in the year.

Do I have to purchase tickets to attend Climate Week NYC? 

Our mission is to ensure that Climate Week NYC events are open to all. Our headline events, such as the Opening Ceremony and The Hub Live, are streamed live and are free to access. The vast majority of events and activities as part of the wider program are also free to access, whether in person or virtual, though some events hosted by third parties may charge a fee if relevant. Details are available on each pages respective page where you will be able to register and contact the event host. 

Where can I view all events happening during Climate Week NYC?

You can view our online events calendar for a full list of events once it's launched in the Spring. The calendar will be updated weekly with new events so be sure to check back regularly. 

Is there a cost associated with registering my Climate Week NYC Event?

As a corporation, the cost of registration for an official Climate Week NYC event is $475. This is one-time fee applies to both in-person and virtual events and covers all events that your organization hosts as a part of Climate Week NYC 2021. 

We are asking nonprofits, academic organizations, community groups, startups, and public bodies to make an appropriate donation to the Climate Group in lieu of the $475 registration fee. Further information will be provided upon submission. Please contact us with any questions about the registration fee or waiver eligibility. 

No billing details will be taken in the first stage of the application process.

Is there a deadline to submit events?

Yes, all events must be submitted by September 13, 2021. We advise you to submit your event as soon as possible. The earlier we receive an event, the more time we have to promote the event to our audiences. 

Can I register my event if I have not confirmed all of the logistics for it?

Yes, you may submit your event even if you are still confirming venue space, speakers, registration details, etc.

Should you need to make any amendments to your event listing on our website leading up to Climate Week NYC 2021, please email edit@climateweeknyc.org.

What type of support can the Climate Group offer me in planning and promoting my event?

The Climate Group’s role is primarily to service the online platform for events to increase their visibility. We typically do not offer support in terms of coordinating logistics, venue space, invites, etc.

The Climate Group will promote the Climate Week NYC events program through external channels, including our social media accounts and engagement programs.

When will Climate Week NYC promotional materials be available online?

Climate Week NYC promotional materials will be available this Summer.

How has COVID-19 affected the Climate Week NYC events program? 

Climate Week NYC will take place as scheduled September 20-26, 2021. In light of social distancing and health safety concerns for the City of New York and the global population, we are accepting virtual and online events for registration as official Climate Week NYC events. If you choose to host an in-person event, you are responsible for following local guidelines. 

For additional questions that are not listed, please email contact@climateweeknyc.org.