90 DAYS TO GO UNTIL CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017
NEW YORK: Climate 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.
With President Trump announcing his decision to withdraw the US from the historic Paris Climate Agreement earlier this month, Climate Week NYC comes at a critical point in the global response to climate change. The summit will bring together international leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase the unstoppable momentum of global climate action.
Amy Davidsen, Executive Director, North America, The Climate Group, said: “As the US President reverses course on climate leadership, US cities, states and businesses are redoubling their commitment to climate action – and their role has never been more profound. Climate Week NYC is a critical moment for the global climate community to showcase its unwavering dedication to addressing the defining challenge of our era.”
DEMONSTRATE YOUR CLIMATE LEADERSHIP: HOST AN EVENT
With just 90 days to go until Climate Week, The Climate Group is encouraging businesses, governments, academic institutions, arts/music organizations, and NGOs to participate in the iconic week, through the Climate Week NYC Affiliate Events program. From panel discussions, to concerts, exhibitions and seminars, organizations and individuals can play a pivotal role in advancing the debate, driving awareness, and keeping climate action at the top of the global agenda.
Davidsen added: “Climate Week NYC is the collaborative space for climate-related events in support of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. By organizing a Climate Week NYC 2017 affiliate event, you can help demonstrate to the world that we will never give up on vision of a clean, safe, healthy, and prosperous future for all.”
In 2016, global corporates and NGOs showcased key solutions at Climate Week NYC, with Philips Lighting and the World Green Building Council hosting a special event that included a call for all new buildings to adopt energy efficient LED lighting by 2020 and for all existing buildings to use LEDs by 2030.
Other affiliate events included the world premiere screening of Years of Living Dangerously Season Two, launched by National Geographic Channel at the American Museum of Natural History, where celebrity correspondents highlighted the urgency of acting on climate change and spreading the message globally in a rigorous, engaging way.