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Accelerating Global Climate Action

Climate Diplomacy Project Coordinator, Camilla Munkedal, shares her thoughts on what’s required to accelerate global climate action

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10 Things for Climate Week NYC

How can each of us, as individuals, get involved with accelerating climate action?

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“We’re really excited to be part of Climate Week 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.

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Climate Week NYC launches 100 day countdown

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.

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The Climate Week NYC Hub, September 25, 2018 – more details coming soon

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.

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Join us in celebrating 10 years of Climate Week NYC

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.

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The Climate Group is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of Climate Week NYC

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.

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World-leading multinationals accelerating a clean economy – RE100 report

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.

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2018 is the year when we all need to step up climate action: Helen Clarkson

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.

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New wind power agreement takes Nike to more than halfway to 100% renewable electricity goal

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.

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2018 will be the best year yet for business to accelerate climate action

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.

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Global coalition of states and regions surpasses landmark 200 jurisdictions

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).

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THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE IS REASON TO BE A CLIMATE OPTIMIST

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.

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HOW TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WHILE BUILDING JOBS: JAY INSLEE, GOVERNOR OF WASHINGTON STATE

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.

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Virginia becomes latest US state to commit to action on climate change

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.

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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-SchusterSustainability DirectorSiemens AG, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.

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KELLOGG COMPANY DRIVING INNOVATION TO ACHIEVE 100% RENEWABLES IN ITS PLANTS: DIANE HOLDORF

NEW YORK: The energy market is fast moving towards renewable energy – making it easier for companies to transition towards 100% renewables, says Diane HoldorfCSOKellogg Company.

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REDUCING EMISSIONS THROUGH INNOVATIVE DESIGN: DIANE HOSKINS, CO-CEO, GENSLER

NEW YORK: Tackling climate change while improving the built environment is “an amazing opportunity from a business standpoint,” says Diane HoskinsCo-CEOGensler, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.

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EMPIRE STATE BUILDING GOING GREEN FOR CLIMATE WEEK NYC

NEW YORK: The iconic Empire State Building in New York City is going green on Friday September 22 to mark Climate Week NYC 2017 and demonstrate support for global action on climate change.

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.

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MULTINATIONALS LAUNCH GLOBAL PROGRAM TO SPEED UP SWITCH TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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.

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RECORD NUMBER OF GLOBAL COMPANIES TO SOURCE 100% RENEWABLE POWER

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 CompaniesKellogg CompanyDBS Bank Ltd and Clif Bar & Company have today joined its RE100 campaign, run in partnership with 

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90 DAYS TO GO UNTIL CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017

NEW YORKClimate 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.

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LEADING BUSINESSES SPEED ENERGY TRANSITION AT CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017

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

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US STATES, CITIES AND BUSINESSES KEEP US CLIMATE ACTION ON TRACK

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.

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