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Join the UNFCCC at Climate Week NYC 2017!

Taking place between 18-24 September in New York City, Climate Week NYC will be a key international summit to drive climate action forward around the world, in the lead-up to the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference organized in November in Bonn, Germany.

Climate Week is a collaborative space for all kinds of events on climate change, in support of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This year, the summit will take place alongside the UN General Assembly and will bring together international leaders from business, government and civil society to highlight the unstoppable momentum of global climate action. It is also a platform for climate action annoucments.

For example, already a few days before the launch of Climate Week NYC 2017, The Climate Group announced that four major companies have joined the RE100 campaign and committed to sourcing 100% renewable energy across their global operations.

As part of Climate Week, senior UNFCCC staff, including Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Spokesperson Nick Nuttall, will be on the ground and take part in key events relating to international, national, regional, city, business, investor and educational climate action. Here an overview:

18 September 2017

  • C40 Talks: How Mayors Are Getting the Job Done

At this first edition of a new C40 event series, Patricia Espinosa will present opening keynotes on the role of cities in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, together with Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and C40 Chair, and Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40. The event will be broadcast through a livestream on the C40 Facebook page.

For more information on the event, click here. The hashtag for the event is #C40Talks.

  • Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Organized by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), the event is held under the theme “The World in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development.” Nick Nuttall will participate in discussions on the solutions for achieving the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

For more information on the event, click here.

  • World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit

The event aims to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by providing a multistakeholder platform for concerted action. Patricia Espinosa will discuss how policies can strengthen economies and accelerate progress on climate change.

For more information on the event, click here.

19 September 2017

  • South-South Cooperation for Climate Action

Organized by the Kingdom of Morocco, this event aims at highlighting success stories and launching a new initiative to foster broader and more impactful South-South cooperation for climate action. Patricia Espinosa will present opening remarks.

20 September 2017

  • High-Level Event: Climate Education, Children and Youth

Patricia Espinosa will participate in this event aimed at promoting the role of education as a key driver in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Other participants include Salaheddine Mezouar, COP22 President, and Ambassador Nazhat Shemeem Khan, of the Fijian COP23 Presidency.

For more information on the event, click here.

21 September 2017

  • Zero Emissions Summit

The Zero Emissions Summit will focus on citizens’ role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change. Patricia Espinosa will be a keynote speaker, alongside the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, and the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Petteri Taalas.

For more information on the event, click here.

22 September 2017

  • High-Level Breakfast on the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement

This event, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, aims to mobilize and further enhance political will and momentum towards a coherent and coordinated universal implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Patricia Espinosa will attend the event and present closing remarks.

Useful Links and Hashtags

Find out more about the event on the Climate Week NYC webpage.

Follow @ClimateWeekNYC on Twitter and use #CWNYC to join the conversation.