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Global Day of Action

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Global Day of Action

25 September 2018 marks the third anniversary of the adoption of the SDGs. To mark this historic event, the Global Day of Action (#Act4SDGs) will bring together individuals in every corner of the world to take action for the SDGs: to end poverty and inequalities, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

Politics, Arts, and Innovation

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Politics, Arts, and Innovation

The Climate Museum is creating the first U.S. center for cultural engagement with climate change, drawing us together around the social justice, public health, and urban design challenges and opportunities we face. 

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.

Learning from Finland

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Learning from Finland

Finland leads the world in thinking how a truly sustainable future can be achieved. Sitra.fi, the innovation foundation of Finland, is driving much of the new thinking in Finnish society, and we're glad to have Aarne Granlund, a speaker from Sitra, with us in New York to describe their initiatives.

Solutions Summit

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Solutions Summit

The fourth annual Solutions Summit will bring 10-12 selected entrepreneurs to UNHQ to present their innovative solutions for advancing the implementation of the SDGs.

The entrepreneurs will give 4-minute lightning talks on their solutions in the SDG Media Zone, followed by in-person and online live feedback.

The lightning talks will be presented over the course of three days, with one solutions hour per day.

Hosted by UNF, Local2030, shift7, and the Global Innovation Exchange.

Global Goals Awards

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Global Goals Awards

The Awards night will be in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF and will celebrate outstanding youth-focussed work around the world that is directly linked to one of the 17 Global Goals. There will be three Award categories: The Progress Award, Changemaker Award and Campaign Award.

#EnelFocusOn

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#EnelFocusOn

#EnelFocusOn is a series of informal talks that bring experts and innovative ideas together to inspire change and drive progress. We will be hosting a conversation on Corporate Shared Value that will be fire started with the keynote speech of Mark Kramer, who will share his perspective on How to create shared value. 

The keynote speech will be followed by an open discussion with a panel of selected international influencers.

NYC-Copenhagen Resiliency

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NYC-Copenhagen Resiliency

This breakfast panel explores the outcomes and learnings of the 3-year official city-to-city collaboration between Copenhagen and New York on Cloudburst (heavy rainfall) management and Climate Adaptation.

The co-hosts NYC DEP, C40, Ramboll and Danish Cleantech Hub will present a joint "Cloudburst Blueprint".

Forest Smart Mining

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Forest Smart Mining

This dynamic event will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the relationship between mining and deforestation, present new research findings on forest-smart mining, and provide an overview of the New York Declaration on Forests and its Global Platform. It will highlight examples of forest-smart policies, practices and partnerships and build a shared understanding of what changes, innovations, and new initiatives may be useful to accelerate action.

Please Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-smart-mining-tickets-47592558624

Institutional Investors

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Institutional Investors

A roundtable discussion hosted by Covington & Burling LLP and sponsored by CERES, focused on Institutional Investors Perspective: Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles

The special guest will be  Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board. 

This event is by invitation only.