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THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE IS REASON TO BE A CLIMATE OPTIMIST

Climate Week NYC 2017 brought together global leaders from business and government across New York City from September 18-24 to showcase the unstoppable force for action on climate change. Over 140 official affiliate events were also hosted throughout the week in a powerful show of support for the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In this blog, Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group, looks at the key takeaways from this year's summit.

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HOW TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WHILE BUILDING JOBS: JAY INSLEE, GOVERNOR OF WASHINGTON STATE

NEW YORK: “Job creation through clean energy is one of the best bets we can possibly make,” says Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.

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WE ALL HAVE RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE MORE CLIMATE ACTION: JENNY BOFINGER-SCHUSTER, SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR, SIEMENS

NEW YORK: Community members have “a joint responsibility to take more action” on climate change, says Jenny Bofinger-SchusterSustainability DirectorSiemens AG, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.

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KELLOGG COMPANY DRIVING INNOVATION TO ACHIEVE 100% RENEWABLES IN ITS PLANTS: DIANE HOLDORF

NEW YORK: The energy market is fast moving towards renewable energy – making it easier for companies to transition towards 100% renewables, says Diane HoldorfCSOKellogg Company.

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REDUCING EMISSIONS THROUGH INNOVATIVE DESIGN: DIANE HOSKINS, CO-CEO, GENSLER

NEW YORK: Tackling climate change while improving the built environment is “an amazing opportunity from a business standpoint,” says Diane HoskinsCo-CEOGensler, in a Climate TV interview filmed at Climate Week NYC in September.

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EMPIRE STATE BUILDING GOING GREEN FOR CLIMATE WEEK NYC

NEW YORK: The iconic Empire State Building in New York City is going green on Friday September 22 to mark Climate Week NYC 2017 and demonstrate support for global action on climate change.

It is the fourth year in a row that the Empire State Building has been the official Lighting Partner for the summit, which is organized by The Climate Group annually to showcase climate leadership from business and sub-national governments.

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MULTINATIONALS LAUNCH GLOBAL PROGRAM TO SPEED UP SWITCH TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES

NEW YORK: A new business campaign designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and infrastructure has been launched by The Climate Group at a unique event in New York today, as business and government leaders gather at Climate Week NYC.

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RECORD NUMBER OF GLOBAL COMPANIES TO SOURCE 100% RENEWABLE POWER

NEW YORK: Days before Climate Week NYC 2017 gets underway in New York City, The Climate Group, organizer of Climate Week NYC, is announcing that The Estée Lauder CompaniesKellogg CompanyDBS Bank Ltd and Clif Bar & Company have today joined its RE100 campaign, run in partnership with 

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90 DAYS TO GO UNTIL CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017

NEW YORKClimate 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.

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LEADING BUSINESSES SPEED ENERGY TRANSITION AT CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017

NEW YORK: Announced today at Climate Week NYC 2017 in New York, global financial institutions Citi and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have joined The Climate Group’s RE100 campaign with CDP, committing to source 100% renewable powe

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US STATES, CITIES AND BUSINESSES KEEP US CLIMATE ACTION ON TRACK

NEW YORK: The impact from the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement could be significantly mitigated thanks to the determined action demonstrated by US states, cities and businesses – a new report shows.

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