The Big Apple is gearing up to host a week-long major climate change event. Here’s what you need to know about the annual summit, and how you can participate.
Climate Week NYC is an annual event which brings together world leaders, representatives from the private sector and key individuals from across civil society to highlight the need for greater global action to tackle climate change. The official slogan of this year’s event is “We Can. We Will” and the event will take place from September 17-24.
The choice of slogan -“We Can. We Will” – reflects the determination and focus of the global community to work together for positive change. Climate Week NYC will feature over 400 events spread across ten themes, including:
- Built Environment
- Environmental Justice
- Sustainable Living
Key speakers this year will include Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organisation; Bob Moritz, Global Chair of PwC; and Dr. Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank.
Official partners of this year’s Climate Week NYC include PwC, Salesforce, McKinsey, and Google.
2022 Climate Week:
Last year’s theme was “Getting it Done.” and some notable outcomes of that Climate Week include:
- The launch of EV100+, a new commitment to phase out the heaviest and most polluting vehicles off the road.
- A workshop by HLCs Nigel Topping and Mahmoud Mohieldin to release a progress report for their Race to Zero and Race to Resilience initiatives ahead of COP27.
- The launch of a new report by Climate Group’s RE100 on ambition on renewables in the G20.
How you can get involved
To join the discussion, you can either attend the in-person events or join online for the virtual sessions.
The opening ceremony, which will take place on Sunday 17th September, is the most high-profile event of the week and will feature several major announcements. You can also follow the action on social media, where sessions and interviews will be available to watch live or save for later!
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