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20 - 26 September
New York, USA

Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC was born out of the recognition that, for one week in September, New York City will play host to important events seventy days prior to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen on December 7-18.

These events include:

  • UN Secretary-General’s day long summit on Climate Change
  • United Nations 64th General Assembly
  • Carbon Disclosure Projects’ 2009 report release
  • Clinton Global Initiative

Given the presence of more than one hundred world leaders in NYC for September 20-26, Climate Week NYC provides a platform for business, government and citizens to open the dialogue and demonstrate their support for a global deal on climate change, to be negotiated at the UN’s COP15 meeting in Copenhagen on December 7-18, 2009.

Simultaneously, the world is about to see the beginning of a debate in the US Senate, during which issues related to the economy, jobs and American security will all be central. As a global community of leaders calling for urgent and robust action to address climate change and grow the economy, we must be unified in our message to American leaders that the United States will be at the forefront of the clean energy economy by taking leadership now.

New York City is a fitting setting for Climate Week, as it is a prime example of a global city that is taking aggressive action on the issue of climate change.

The Climate Week NYC partners and affiliates are putting on a wide array of panel discussions, high-level confabs and public engagements. Examples include:

  • Opening Ceremony hosted by Rt. Hon. Tony Blair and The Climate Group
  • Age of Stupid low-carbon film premiere
  • Council on the Environment – Green Brooklyn, Green City symposium
  • Financial Times U.S. Energy Business Conference
  • China-US Low Carbon Economy Conference
  • Human Countdown mobilization in Central Park to launch the tcktcktck Global Wake Up Call on climate change

Related links

- Official site and full list of events available

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