Businesses, Governments, Communities and Young People Gather to Drive Momentum for Climate Action at Climate Week NYC 2019
New York’s most famous buildings will go green on the eve of the Opening Ceremony of Climate Week NYC, Sunday September 23, 2018.
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The Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Prime Minister of New Zealand; President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Costa Rica; President Hilda Heine, Marshall Islands; and President Martín Vizcarra, Peru have all been announced to speak in the first session of the Opening Ceremony on September 24. They will be joining President Jovenel Moïse, Republic of Haiti, who was announced earlier this year.
New York City: The Climate Group has announced that a number of senior figures from the world of business and government will be speaking at the Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony on Monday, 24 September 2018. The announcement comes following Mayor de Blasio publicly welcoming the biggest Climate Week event in the world for its tenth year in NYC.
For the first time, Climate Week NYC, now in its 10th year, is giving you the opportunity to tell New York City why climate action is your business too. Buy a window decal here.
Today, Saturday 16th June 2018, Climate Week NYC is launching its 100-day countdown. The event, which is the largest climate week in the world, launches on 24 September 2018, with an Opening Ceremony to be held at the The Times Center, in Manhattan. Climate Week NYC is endorsed by the UN, and coincides with the United Nations General Assembly. Previous speakers at our Opening Ceremony include Tim Cook, Tony Blair, Christiana Figureres and California Governor Jerry Brown.
The 10th Climate Week NYC will shine a spotlight on businesses and governments from around the world as they deliver - at a greater scale than ever before - the Paris Agreement on climate.
Join key US and international actors at the inaugural Climate Week NYC Hub, as we come together behind a message of ‘stepping-up’ – collectively taking climate leadership to the next level.
Amy Davidsen, US Executive Director, The Climate Group, reflects on the past decade of Climate Week NYC events ahead of its 10th year Anniversary – and explains why 2018 is more important than ever for leaders to come together and accelerate climate action.
The Climate Group is proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of Climate Week NYC. Taking place at a critical point in the global response to climate change, join us on September 24-30, 2018 in New York City, to accelerate real action.
At the annual global summit, which was founded in 2009 by The Climate Group, witness how businesses and governments around the world are making efforts to deliver – at a greater scale than ever before – the Paris Agreement on climate.
LONDON: A rapidly growing group of ambitious multinational businesses are actively reshaping the energy market through their global investment decisions and accelerating a zero emissions economy, a new report release today (Tuesday January 23) shows.
Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group, reflects on some of our campaign successes in 2017, and looks ahead to 2018, where our mission is to accelerate climate action.
January is often said to be named after the Roman god Janus: the god of passages, of beginnings and ends, who looks backwards and forwards at the same time. It’s more likely to be named after the goddess Juno, but let’s stick with Janus and ask what he might be thinking of the state of the climate right now.
NEW YORK: Nike will soon achieve more than half of its RE100 commitment by sourcing 100% renewable energy across North America thanks to a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), the company has just announced.
As 2017 draws to a close, Mike Peirce, Corporate Partnerships Director at The Climate Group reflects on growing corporate action on energy and climate change – and looks ahead to 2018.
BONN: Today, 16 new jurisdictions have been announced to the Under2 Coalition, the global pact of state and regional governments committing to tackle climate change and help implement the Paris Climate Agreement. The Coalition now encompasses 205 jurisdictions, from across 43 countries and collectively represents 1.3 billion of the world’s population and almost 40% of global GDP (US$30 trillion GDP).
Climate Week NYC 2017 brought together global leaders from business and government across New York City from September 18-24 to showcase the unstoppable force for action on climate change. Over 140 official affiliate events were also hosted throughout the week in a powerful show of support for the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In this blog, Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group, looks at the key takeaways from this year's summit.
NEW YORK: “Job creation through clean energy is one of the best bets we can possibly make,” says Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.
BONN: Virginia has today become the latest US state to commit to action on climate change, becoming a member of the Under2 Coalition of leading sub-national governments at a side event hosted during the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn.
WE ALL HAVE RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE MORE CLIMATE ACTION: JENNY BOFINGER-SCHUSTER, SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR, SIEMENS
NEW YORK: Community members have “a joint responsibility to take more action” on climate change, says Jenny Bofinger-Schuster, Sustainability Director, Siemens AG, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.
NEW YORK: The energy market is fast moving towards renewable energy – making it easier for companies to transition towards 100% renewables, says Diane Holdorf, CSO, Kellogg Company.
NEW YORK: Tackling climate change while improving the built environment is “an amazing opportunity from a business standpoint,” says Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO, Gensler, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.
It is the fourth year in a row that the Empire State Building has been the official Lighting Partner for the summit, which is organized by The Climate Group annually to showcase climate leadership from business and sub-national governments.
NEW YORK: The Climate Group launched a groundbreaking new campaign on electric vehicles (EVs) at Climate Week NYC 2017 on Tuesday at Spring Studios in New York City. EV100 aims to fast track the drive towards electric vehicles; by signing up, companies can use their collective buying power and influence to build demand, cut costs and remove barriers to adoption.
NEW YORK: A new business campaign designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and infrastructure has been launched by The Climate Group at a unique event in New York today, as business and government leaders gather at Climate Week NYC.
NEW SURVEY FINDS THAT A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE GLOBALLY ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate Week NYC 2017 Opening Ceremony, New York, September 18: A new survey finds that a majority of people globally are optimistic about our ability to address climate change, with 64% of global citizens believing we can address climate change if we take action now. Overall, 33% strongly agree this is the case, and 32% tend to agree. Only 11% disagree that we can address climate change if we take action now.
NEW YORK: Days before Climate Week NYC 2017 gets underway in New York City, The Climate Group, organizer of Climate Week NYC, is announcing that The Estée Lauder Companies, Kellogg Company, DBS Bank Ltd and Clif Bar & Company have today joined its RE100 campaign, run in partnership with
NEW YORK: As the first major gathering of international climate leaders since the US announced its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Climate Week NYC could not come at a more critical time in the global effort to tackle climate change.
NEW YORK: Climate Week NYC 2017 will open in just 90 days. The ninth annual summit, brought to you by The Climate Group, will take place from September 18-24 in New York City and will focus on the themes of innovation, jobs and prosperity.
NEW YORK: The Climate Week NYC 2017 Affiliate Events program is now open for registrations. Annually, businesses, NGOs, civil society groups, academic institutions and others are offered the opportunity to participate in the iconic week, which this year will take place between September 18-24.
By registering for the affiliate events program, organizations can host conferences, panel discussions, exhibitions, concerts, and seminars during the week.
NEW YORK: Demonstrating clear corporate leadership during Climate Week NYC 2017, RE100 member Carlsberg Group has highlighted the importance of working in partnership with others to reduce emissions and address climate change.
NEW YORK: Announced today at Climate Week NYC 2017 in New York, global financial institutions Citi and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have joined The Climate Group’s RE100 campaign with CDP, committing to source 100% renewable powe
CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017 LAUNCHED IN NEW YORK CITY WITH GLOBAL LEADERS HIGHLIGHTING UNSTOPPABLE FORCE OF ACTION
NEW YORK: The Climate Group launched Climate Week NYC 2017 at a high-profile Opening Ceremony on Monday, bringing together global climate leaders to demonstrate how a combination of state, city and business commitment will continue to deliver the Paris Agreement.
NEW YORK: The impact from the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement could be significantly mitigated thanks to the determined action demonstrated by US states, cities and businesses – a new report shows.