New York prepares for Climate Week

Fri, 16/09/11

Next week, 19-26 September 2011,  New York City will become the epicentre of the Clean Revolution. Climate Week NYC  takes place less than seventy days before the UN’s climate summit in Durban and in the critical run-up to Rio+20. It is held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly – at a time where over 100 world leaders gather in New York.

Climate Week NYC is an annual summit boasting high-level meetings between the world’s leading businesses and governments and an exciting array of public events, all focused on driving a 'clean industrial revolution'.

A Clean Revolution is a swift and massive scaling-up of clean technologies, which will help create jobs and economic growth, securing a better, smarter and more prosperous future for all.

In just two years, Climate Week NYC has become a key moment on the international climate change calendar. Now in its third year, Climate Week NYC brings together organisations such as The Climate Group, the United Nations Global Impact, The City of New York, the UN Foundation, TckTckTck and an array of international business, government, non-profit and thought-leaders to call for urgent action against climate change.


UN -RELATED EVENTS


Social Good Summit: Monday 19 to Thursday 22, September 2011

Open to the Public 1:00pm - 5:00pm
92nd Street Y - 1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY, 10128
Cost: $30 - $100

Mashable, 92Y and the UN Foundation present the second annual Social Good Summit. Held during Climate Week NYC, the summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions.

The Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges like climate change and environmental protection. It ignites conversations between a live audience in New York City and thousands around the world participating via Livestream.
 
The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together this September with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place.

Website: Social Good Summit


UN Private Sector Forum: Sustainable Energy For All: Tuesday 23 September, 2011

Invite Only: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
General Assembly Lobby, UN Headquarters -
3 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY, 10017

Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Private Sector Forum will feature high-level roundtable discussions among business, Government, civil society and UN leaders. It is designed to maximize interaction, increase understanding of efforts underway and generate a range of commitments to action around the Sustainable Energy for All goals. The high-level event will focus on the role of the private sector in supporting the Secretary-General’s strategy on Sustainable Energy for All.
 
Contact and Inquiry: unpsf@unglobalcompact.org
Website: UN Global Compact
 

For more events, visit Climate Week NYC.