BY JAYLENE MATIAS
The largest annual climate event, Climate Week NYC hosts 400 events and activities around the City of New York, including live, virtual, and hybrid events. Business executives, political activists, local decision-makers, and representatives of civil society from all around the world come together every year to promote change that is already underway and to push transition.
Climate Group, which is a global non-profit organization, is the host of climate change week NYC and they have a mission to combat global change. That mission is to accelerate climate action.
The dates of this year’s Climate Week NYC are September 17–24, 2023. The event is organized in cooperation with the UN and the City of New York each year and is held in conjunction with the UN General Assembly.
There are approximately 400 events and activities are being held as part of Climate Week NYC this year. Important seminars will be live streamed all throughout the work for anyone who can’t make it in person.
The most well-known event of the week is the Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony. The event will take place on September 17 and will include significant announcements, panel discussions, and interviews with top commercial, governmental, and environmental leaders from across the world. Recent speakers of the ceremony include Prince Charles, Tim Cook, Jacinda Adern, the Hon. Chris Bowen, Kristalina Georgieva, Kathy Hochul, and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The Hub Live is presented by Climate Group on September 18 and 19, 2023, on Monday and Tuesday. The Hub Live organizes a series of seminars covering important subjects and brings together more than 1,000 of the most powerful leaders from industry, government, and the climate sector. More information about these sessions will be released later.
The theme of this year’s event is We Can. We Will. The theme conveys resolve as well as a reassuring promise to work together. It touches on the necessity of taking immediate action as well as the requirement to look forward and consider new possibilities.
When it comes to renewable energy and funding, this climate event aims to consider the next steps in the fight for global climate change as we go into a new phase, which includes tripling clean investment, coming up with fresh ideas, acting decisively, investigating fresh possibilities and solutions, and cooperating to overcome obstacles.
The week will serve as a rallying cry for the significant contributions that are still required to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and to be on a road to net-zero emissions by 2050. Business leaders, political change agents, local decision makers, and representatives of civil society will utilize this week as a rallying call.