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Concordia Annual Summit

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Concordia Annual Summit

Taking place on September 24-25, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt New York, the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit is set to be the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan forum alongside the United Nations General Assembly.

A New Security Paradigm

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A New Security Paradigm

Thirty years after widespread recognition of man-made Climate change, we have yet to confront the urgency of the problem - or the full extent of the opportunities it affords.

Global climate modeling efforts have persistently underestimated the rate of change and it's consequences. So-called positive feedback loops have been omitted, misunderstood, or simply unpredictable with current data. 

CO2 Confusion

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CO2 Confusion

There is a growing area of innovation in which waste CO2 is captured and used to produce valuable materials and products. Technological advances, public policy goals, carbon pricing, tax incentives, and interest from capital providers are setting the sector on a course to scale dramatically over the next decade. However, communication around this sector remains inconsistent.

Living on the Coast

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Living on the Coast

New York City is not alone in facing sea level rise: half of US residents live in coastal counties. In ten years, close to a billion people worldwide will live in low-elevation coastal areas. These numbers are growing. What does it mean to call a water-edge city home in a time of rapid sea level rise? How can we accommodate the radical challenges climate change poses to our infrastructure--and our broader sense of safety, belonging, and place?

Tour of AMNH Museum

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Tour of AMNH Museum

Climate Week NYC Tour at the American Museum of Natural History

What’s the Hurry

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What’s the Hurry

WHAT'S THE HURRY - BENDING THE CARBON EMISSIONS CURVE

The window for reducing emissions by enough to keep in line with what governments around the world have pledged by signing the Paris Agreement is closing fast. In fact, 2020 is a crucial year not only because this is when emissions need to start dropping steeply if we are to get there. 2020 is also when a number of key political processes need to align to result in new, much stronger pledges to cut carbon emissions.

A liveable planet

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A liveable planet

COOL TIPS FOR A LIVEABLE PLANET - THE WHYS AND HOWS OF 1.5°C 

Opening Ceremony

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Opening Ceremony

The landmark Opening Ceremony of Climate Week NYC, hosted by the Climate Group, will mark the beginning of the tenth annual Climate Week NYC. 
 
At the Opening Ceremony, leaders from across the world from a range of industries and backgrounds will come together to celebrate all that has been achieved in the past ten years to address climate change and to deliberate on the best pathway forward to drive vital climate action commitments to 2020 and beyond.
 

High Noon on Wall St.

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High Noon on Wall St.

A Climate Week Lunchtime Rally at Battery Park-Castle Clinton hosted by the Bard MBA in Sustainability entitled Business Stepping up for Climate Action -- High Noon on Wall Street.

The rally occurring from noon-1pm on Monday 9/24 will feature speakers that include: 

Restoring Confidence in GCF

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Restoring Confidence in GCF

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) – with a mandate to accelerate climate action in developing countries – has great potential to support transformational investments in developing countries to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. It is therefore crucial that the GCF succeed in its mission.