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17 Sep 13 11:37

Climate Week NYC, marking its 5th anniversary in 2013, is the global summit that has become a key event on the international climate change calendar; it is a meeting point for leading governments, investors, businesses, innovators and opinion formers. Taking place from September 23-30,the summit was created and is hosted by The Climate Group.

Against the backdrop of President Obama's commitment to take action on climate change, the imminent publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fifth assessment of the science of climate change, and the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy's devastating impact on the East Coast of the US, the focus of Climate Week NYC 2013 will be: OUR LOW CARBON FUTURE - LEADERSHIP. OPPORTUNITY. SECURITY.

Speakers include:
- Dr Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank;
- CEOs and board members from top international corporates including Swiss Re, HP, Philips, IKEA and SolarCity;
- Bob Inglis, Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative and former Congressman;
- And more top US and international names to be announced.

World leaders from business and government will be joined by America's top faith, military, agriculture and health representatives at the Opening Ceremony, which will include a special high-level panel on climate resilient communities, hosted by founding sponsor Swiss Re.

Climate Week NYC is a hub for over 50 high-profile meetings, events and activities organized in and around New York City by a diverse group of business, government, arts and civil society players. But if you can’t be in New York you can follow the daily activities using the hashtag #CWNYC and checking, and Instagram/ClimateWeekNYC.

Climate Week NYC

Join us for the fifth anniversary of Climate Week NYC. See you there, September 23-29, 2013.

Category: Climate/natural disasters: Climate change, Pollution, Resilience, Sustainable energy: Solar

Location: New York, NY

1 Comment

SaraG - 8 Nov 2013, 11:39 p.m.

NYC is paving the way in sustainable development and accountability. I have a client who is signed onto the Mayor's University Challenge and have been really impressed to experience the progress over the past few years with the tools they are rolling out and the usefulness of the tools. Very cool!

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