Taking place between 24-30 September in New York City, New York Climate Week will be another key moment in 2018 to showcase climate action from around the world and to gather political support for a strong outcome at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference COP24 in December in Katowice, Poland.
The Climate Week comes shortly after the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, where hundreds of new climate action commitments were made by states, regions, cities, civil society and investors.
UN officials welcomed the outcomes of the Global Climate Action Summit, which culminated in a landmark Call to Action presented to the UN’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, and accepted by the UN top climate change official, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa in the closing ceremony.
Patricia Espinosa will also be at NYC Climate Week, which will happen alongside the UN General Assembly and will see events, activities and high-profile meetings across the city.
Below is an overview of key events attended by Patricia Espinosa and other UN principals which can partly be watched via live webcast and which will partly be covered by our social media and newsroom:
24 September 2018
- Opening Ceremony
At the Opening Ceremony, leaders from across the world from a range of industries and backgrounds will come together to mark the beginning of the tenth annual Climate Week NYC. As a keynote speaker, Patricia Espinosa will deliver opening remarks and urge national governments gathered in New York to ramp up their commitments and deliver on the promise of the Paris Agreement. The Event will be livestreamed on UN Web TV.
25 September 2018
- High-level discussion on Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure
The OECD, UN Environment and the World Bank Group are hosting a high-level panel discussion on their joint initiative,“ Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure”. Patricia Espinosa will join UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim and other speakers to discuss how financial flows to low – emission and resilient infrastructure investments can be scaled up.
26 September 2018
- One Planet Summit
Patricia Espinosa will participate in the 2nd One Planet Summit, co-hosted by Pres. Macron (Fr) and Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg, which will bring a wide group of actors together for civic leadership on climate issues.
27 September 2018
- Momentum for Change: Announcement of 2018 UN Climate Action Winners
UN Climate Change and The Climate Group will co-organize a special event to announce the 15 winners of the 2018 Momentum for Change Award during Climate Week NYC on 27 September. Patricia Espinosa will present these lighthouse activities together with the participation of five of this year’s Momentum for Change winners. The Event will be livestreamed on the UNFCCC’s Facebook page.
Useful Links and Hashtags
Find out more about the event on the Climate Week NYC webpage.
Use #ClimateWeekNYC to join the conversation.
See also: http://unfccc.int
Information taken from: https://unfccc.int/news/un-climate-change-at-new-york-climate-week-24-30-september