Monday, September 21 - Sunday, September 27
The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way in which the world operates – at a personal, business, governmental, and inter-governmental level. As the focus shifts to how we rebuild, Climate Week NYC 2020 will explore what lessons we can learn in our pursuit of a net-zero future that embraces a just transition and leaves no one behind.
We must rebuild the global economy for us all – people and planet – as we begin to recover. And we must halve global emissions by the end of this decade.
What Climate Week NYC will focus on this year
Governments and businesses across the world have shown they have the power, flexibility and speed to deal with a global crisis. What are the lessons for how we tackle climate change? How can global rescue packages tackle unemployment and deliver green growth? How do we not lose precious years in tackling climate change, but rebuild with just transition at the forefront?
As the first year of the climate decade draws to an end, Climate Week NYC, taking place September 21-27, will be the major opportunity in 2020 for those with the power to halve emissions by 2030 to showcase amazing climate action and find ways to do more.
How Climate Week NYC will operate this year
To accommodate the challenges of hosting an international summit during unprecedented times, The Climate Group will host all its events on a digital platform that will incorporate live broadcast, interactive sessions, networking areas and meeting space. As plans develop throughout the year, the full program of both digital and, if safe, physical events will be confirmed. This includes continuing our work to support the hundreds of events that take place across the five boroughs of New York City as part of the official Climate Week NYC events program.
In 2019, there were over 350 official Climate Week NYC events. Businesses, community groups, artists, non-profits and educational institutes are all invited to register their events to become part of the official program.
In 2020 our program will be split into ten thematic areas to allow participants to search for events:
- Clean Energy Transition
- Transport and Infrastructure
- Industry and Built Environment
- Finance, Investment and Jobs
- Food and Land Use
- Nature and Science
- US and International Policy
- Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice
- Sustainable Travel and Tourism
- Climate Impacts and Adaptation