Climate Week NYC is an international gathering of businesses, NGOs, institutions and citizens that’s organized by the Climate Group, with speakers including California Governor Jerry Brown, a national leader in sensible eco-friendly government practices; Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; and Jovenel Moïse, president of Haiti.
Climate Week NYC coincides with the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly, and brings together political and business-world leaders to discuss global efforts to meet the Paris Agreement on climate. Throughout the week, city venues will host panels, seminars and exhibits, many of which are open to the public.
Climate Week NYC also coinides with the annual FREE Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, on Saturday, Sept. 29, with superstars including Janet Jackson, John Legend, Cardi B and Hugh Jackman.
Global Citizen also is sponsoring a week of FREE events in NYC focusing on
Check the Climate Week NYC website for complete event listings. These are some of the highlights.
Monday, September 24, 7–9pm
Attend a panel discussion on the New York Times best-selling title Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.
Monday, September 24, 9am–7pm
See artist Claudy Jongstra’s immersive installation, composed of natural wools and dyes, in Brooklyn
A Staged Reading of 2071
Wednesday, September 26, 7–9pm
This short play by climate scientist Chris Rapley and playwright Duncan Macmillan, presented in a dramatized reading, highlights the causes and consequences of climate change.
Stardust Travel Agency
Friday, September 28, 7–9pm
Brooklyn-based artists host this performance-art piece intended to help participants find a personal connection with nature.