Climate Week NYC gathers the most influential leaders from business, states and cities annually to share why and how they are embracing the opportunities of the clean economy. In 2017, Climate Week NYC will celebrate the scale of global climate action and how we ensure jobs and prosperity for all.
Taking place between September 18-24 in New York City, Climate Week NYC is one of the key summits in the international calendar and has been driving climate action forward since it was first launched by The Climate Group in 2009.
This year, Climate Week NYC comes at a critical point in the global response to climate change. The summit will take place alongside the UN General Assembly and will bring together international leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase the unstoppable momentum of global climate action.
Businesses, governments, academic institutions, arts and music organizations, and NGOs are all invited 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.
Last year’s summit was host to more than 100 affiliate events. Find out how you can get involved.
Can business address climate change effectively - and redefine itself in the process?
The Paris Agreement represented a turning point for the world. But what remains in question is how we’re going to get the financing tools and funds required to return a changing climate to a planet fit for life. As the need to respond becomes increasingly urgent, carbon accounting and financing methodologies (green bonds, carbon markets, internal pricing, etc.) will be crucial in mastering climatic risk and turning risks into business opportunities – and the need for us to become better storytellers on an issue that is wonky and logical but lacks the magic of sociology and behavioral science.
For this discussion during Climate Week NYC 2017, we’re bringing a cross sector of industry practitioners for a conversation on the world of carbon accounting and financing – and provoke a debate at the heart of this: Can business help take back our climate to be fit for life again? And how?
Agriculture & Climate Change: How Multi-stakeholder Actors Are Driving Positive Change & Innovation
More on the program
Organizations and individuals throughout the City of New York will play host to over 100 events during Climate Week NYC 2017. These will range from panel discussions, to concerts, exhibitions and seminars.