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The Climate Week NYC events program includes the following themes:


Clean Energy Transition

The Clean Energy Transition program focuses on the importance of global collaboration in the pursuit of a net zero future through just transition. We must halve global emissions in the next ten years in order to hit net zero by 2040. Join the Clean Energy Transition program to hear from policy and industry experts on what clean energy measures and actions we need to take.

Ørsted is our Clean Energy Transition Program Partner. Ørsted has a vision of creating a world that runs entirely on green energy. They pioneered the world's first offshore wind farm in 1991. Today, they've established ourselves as the leader within global offshore wind power and are ranked the most sustainable company in the world.

Topics include, but are not limited to, renewable energy, just transition, clean energy policies, decarbonization, green economic agendas, and zero-emission pledges

Transport and Infrastructure

The Transport and Infrastructure program looks at the benefits in making our transport systems clean and efficient. The transport sector accounts for 30% of emissions, and electrifying transportation systems can combat climate change and improve air quality. From developing climate resilient cities to building EV infrastructure, this program showcases how we can scale innovation to build a cleaner, net-zero future.

Topics include, but are not limited to, electric vehicles (EVs), public transport, EV policy, air pollution/quality

Industry and Built Environment

The Industry and Built Environment program explores ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors and the impact of buildings on climate. Buildings are a key sector as they produce almost 40% of total carbon emissions. These “hard-to-abate” sectors are often left for later, and this program ensures that challenging industries are addressed.

Topics include, but are not limited to, heavy industry such as steel and cement, buildings, shipping

Finance, Investment and Jobs

The Finance, Investment and Jobs program focuses on financial opportunities to identify and mitigate climate risks. This program provides a lens to explore initiatives and pathways for the public and private financial sector to tackle climate change and sustainable development, including employment opportunities.

Environmental Defense Fund is our Finance, Investment and Jobs Program Partner.. Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF has been dedicated to building a world where people and nature prosper together. Scientific rigor and economic insights shape our solutions; partnerships and coalitions help refine and turn them into action. Working in 26 countries today, EDF’s 750 scientists, economists, attorneys and other associates — and our partners and allies around the world — bring unique perspectives to the quest. The combined power of these diverse perspectives creates new energy and new solutions.

Topics include, but are not limited to, climate finance, investment, employment opportunities, green economic recovery

Food and Land Use

The Food and Land Use Program explores the importance of land-based ecosystems and regenerative strategies to cut emissions from food and agriculture. This program focuses on sustainable eating, land restoration, forest conservation, and more.

Topics include, but are not limited to, agriculture, agroforestry and forests, food’s journey, food waste, regenerative farming, carbon sequestration, climate-friendly diets, land restoration, conservation

Nature and Science

The Nature and Science program explores ecosystem and biodiversity preservation and conservation. Natural resources play a crucial role in the wellbeing and livelihoods of all species. This program aims to build a deeper connection between humans and nature, and examine our role in building a better natural world for the future.

The American Museum of Natural History is our Nature and Science Program Partner. Mission is to discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.

Topics include, but are not limited to, ecosystems, ecological conservation, oceans, weather patterns

US and International Policy

The US and International Policy Program addresses the climate crisis from a policy perspective. Policy is imperative in accelerating and supporting climate action. This program considers policy at all levels – local, state, international – with a focus on US policy pathways.

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA is our US and International Policy Program Partner. They advance smart, actionable and evidence-based energy and climate solutions through research, education and dialogue. Based at one of the world’s top research universities, what sets CGEP apart is our ability to communicate academic research, scholarship and insights in formats and on timescales that are useful to decision makers. We bridge the gap between academic research and policy -- complementing and strengthening the world-class research already underway at Columbia University, while providing support, expertise, and policy recommendations to foster stronger, evidence-based policy.

Topics include, but are not limited to, national, subnational and local policy, U.S. elections

Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice

The Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice Program showcases the global leadership of young people and grassroots activism. These events provides a platform for youth and public engagement and highlights the intersection between social justice and the climate crisis.

Global Citizen is our Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice Program Partner. Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. The partnership provides opportunities for Global Citizens to create, attend and support events and activities taking place as part of Climate Week NYC.

Topics include, but are not limited to, youth, activism, social justice, environmental justice, marches and demonstrations

Sustainable Travel and Tourism

The Sustainable Travel and Tourism program focuses on how the travel and tourism sector can be an ally in sustainable development. From aviation to hotels, restaurants to entertainment, this program brings together a diverse array of events to discuss how travel can be transformative for the traveler and the environment.

NYC & Company is our Sustainable Travel and Tourism Program Partner. NYC & Company provides resources for visitors to discover everything they need to know about what to do and see in NYC. In addition to an integrated market development team with a focus on group, meeting/convention, leisure and events motivated travel, our communications network promotes visitation from around the globe. Together with satellite convention sales offices in the US to develop group business, NYC & Company’s marketing efforts—both consumer and business facing—position the City to attract business and leisure travelers.

Topics include, but are not limited to, ecotourism, sustainable and low-waste living, travel and tourism

Climate Impacts and Adaptation

The Climate Impacts and Adaptation program examines the appropriate actions needed to avert climate disasters and build a better future to adjust and respond to climate change. As we see more vulnerable communities being negatively impacted by hurricanes, sea level rising, and droughts, this program brings together experts to discuss solutions that leaves no one behind, including the creation of circular economies.

Topics include, but are not limited to impacts on livelihoods, coastal and vulnerable zone preparation, zero-waste/circular economy, building new infrastructure (flood defenses)

Businesses, community groups, artists, non-profits and educational institutes are all invited to register their events to become part of the official program. The Climate Week NYC official events program will comprise of both physical events in New York City as well as digital events from around the world. The full program will be published soon and updated weekly. Register your event

About The Climate Group

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The Climate Group

The Climate Group’s mission is to accelerate climate action to achieve a world of no more than 1.5°C of global warming and greater prosperity for all. We do this by bringing together powerful networks of business and governments that shift global markets and policies. We focus on the greatest global opportunities for change, take innovation and solutions to scale, and build ambition and pace. We are an international non-profit organization, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition.  

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