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Embodied Carbon: The Blind Spot 

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Embodied Carbon: The Blind Spot 

The architecture, engineering and construction industry mostly ignores embodied carbon, even though it will account for almost half of total new global construction emissions between now and 2050.

This lecture will provide an overview of embodied carbon in the building industry, including:

DECARBONIZING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

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DECARBONIZING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

The built environment plays a central role in the transition toward low-carbon and circular economy; it is responsible for an estimated 40% of CO2 emissions and global construction activities use an estimated 75% of natural resources by volume.

NYC Water and Climate

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NYC Water and Climate

NYC Water and Climate II

A water charity event focused on climate change mitigation/adaptation in the water sector, hosted by Cobalt Water Global. The inaugural event at last year’s Climate Week NYC was a big success. We want to continue building on that success and have you be part of it.

Activating Local Solutions 

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Activating Local Solutions 

Join the World Green Building Council, Urban Green Council and Canadian Consulate in New York at a Climate Week NYC invitation-only event exploring the opportunities for businesses and governments in the zero carbon emissions economy of the future.

Buildings represent 70 % of carbon emissions in big cities and are a critical solution to the climate emergency facing us. New construction, existing building stock and embodied emissions from materials and construction must all be addressed in order to achieve a fully decarbonized built environment.

International Pathways: Cities Decarbonizing Buildings

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International Pathways: Cities Decarbonizing Buildings

Join the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) and the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) for this Climate Week NYC event providing an international showcase of leading city policies and programs that are driving effective climate action and building energy efficiency. Leading global cities have been widely hailed as driving climate policy and action, and in large cities with mature public transit systems and little heavy industry, buildings are responsible for the large majority of carbon emissions.

Moving US Roundtable

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Moving US Roundtable

By 2040, there will be an extra two billion people living in cities globally. Assuming current transport models are scaled, this will mean another 500 million private vehicles on the roads. Already, vehicle emissions are responsible for 11% of global warming and while the need to create a more sustainable mobility system is undeniable, a complex, ever-changing regulatory environment makes it difficult for key private and public sector players to understand how and where to focus efforts.

Pitch Finale - Access Cities

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Pitch Finale - Access Cities

Access Cities is a Global Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development. Currently running in New York City, Munich, Singapore, and the two Danish cities of Copenhagen and Aarhus, the program aims to solve city problems through multi-stakeholder challenges and open innovation, as a way of accelerating technology and solution knowledge sharing between cities, and to offer better testing opportunities for vendors.

Climate Strong Islands Dialogue

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Climate Strong Islands Dialogue

This day-long convening will explore how islands in the U.S. and around the world are responding to climate change. We will bring together island representatives from government, academic, and nonprofit institutions with subject matter experts and funders to discuss common challenges, exchange ideas, and explore opportunities for dialogue and collaboration.

The first part of the day will include two plenary discussions on global and regional circular economy initiatives, and circular economy initiatives in Guam and Hawai`i. This will be followed by a lunch keynote.

Climate News Reporting

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Climate News Reporting

Flaws and Fixes: When Climate News Reporting Investigates the Whole Story

Sustainability Takes Flight: Charting a Course for Greener Aviation

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Sustainability Takes Flight: Charting a Course for Greener Aviation

Sustainability Takes Flight: Charting a Course for Greener Aviation

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in collaboration with United Airlines, is holding a 2019 NYC Climate Week event on sustainable aviation. Featuring industry leaders, policy makers and opportunities for audience participation, expect an informative, provocative dialogue on reducing the environmental impact of air transport.

Visit United website here