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Climate Week NYC Partners with the Center on Global Energy Policy to Advance Education, Engagement and Global Climate Action

New York, New York – September 4, 2020 – Today, the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA announced a partnership with Climate Week NYC 2020, focused on addressing the climate crisis from a policy perspective. Through the partnership, the Center will curate a series of virtual, online events during Climate Week NYC from September 21-27, 2020, that link the policies, technologies and investments needed to rebuild the global economy after COVID-19, and accelerate climate policy at the local, state, federal and international levels, with a focus on U.S. leadership and policy pathways.

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy said: "Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century, and the Center on Global Energy Policy advances policy solutions informed through education, research and dialogue to mitigate the damages from climate change and boost resilience to its impacts, while expanding access to energy and supporting economic growth. Climate Week NYC is a tremendous platform for sharing ideas, exploring solutions, and fostering greater cooperation. Through our partnership, we are excited to cultivate a forum for stronger action on climate, in the U.S. and across the world.”

Helen Clarkson, CEO of the Climate Group said: "“Climate Week NYC’s mission has always been to put people at the heart of climate action. We’re excited to partner with Center on Global Energy Policy – a leading convener advancing smart, actionable and evidence-based climate policy – to build a better future. Through the International and U.S. Policy program, the Center will bring together events focused on rebuilding the global economy for people and planet, and halving global emissions by the end of this decade.”

Run by the Climate Group annually in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York, Climate Week NYC is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase amazing climate action. All the US and Global Policy events, as well as the 250+ events happening around the world will be available to explore through the new Climate Week NYC mobile phone app.

Registration for CGEP’s Climate Week NYC U.S. and International Policy program events will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Register to participate HERE


For media inquires, please contact Ming Liu, mliu@theclimategroup.org

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