ICLEI at Climate Week NYC 2018

Celebrating its tenth year, Climate Week NYC 2018 follows on the heels of this year’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and marks a key stop on the way to COP 24 events in Katowice, Poland, in December.

Climate Week NYC is a global event run by The Climate Group in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York, and occurs every year during the UN General Assembly. The aim of the week is to bring government ministers, investors, governors, CEOs and mayors from across the world to inform policy to make climate action a reality. As such, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability maintains a perennial presence on the ground in New York City throughout the week, serving as a leading voice for local leadership on climate and sustainability.

ICLEI’s participation in Climate Week NYC in 2018 emphasizes three primary outcomes building out of momentum gained over the past year:

  1. Recognition of the heightened role that local and subnational governments have achieved through the concerted support from ICLEI and its partners, with special attention to the outcomes of COP23 and the Bonn-Fiji Commitment of Local and Regional Leaders to Deliver the Paris Agreement at All Levels Highlighting;
  2. Amplification of cities continued efforts to raise their ambition on climate and move toward climate neutrality by mid-century, in line with the ICLEI Montreal Commitment and Strategic Vision’s low-emission development pathway adopted at ICLEI World Congress 2018; and
  3. Highlighting the important and long-standing partnership ICLEI has with New York City itself, evident most recently in their collaboration to release at the Global Climate Action Summit the first in-depth case study on the City’s decision to divest from fossil fuels.

From 24-30 September, ICLEI will join several Climate Week NYC affiliate events that strengthen our key partnerships and lend support to the outcomes above. Throughout the week, ICLEI will provide announcements, including on reinvigoration the pioneering Five Milestones Awards, whereby the Village of Larchmont, New York, will be awarded for achieve all five of the Five Milestones for Emissions Management, ICLEI USA’s stepwise path to emissions reduction utilized by hundreds of local governments during the past 25 year. Larchmont will be recognized for exceeding its emissions reduction target   years ahead of schedule following the Five Milestones.

 

ICLEI at Climate Week NYC

24 September, Monday

17:00 – 18:00  Welcome to COP24 President-designate by Representatives of UNFCCC Constituencies in the Margins of the UN General Assembly
ICLEI Representation:
Kale Roberts, Program Officer, ICLEI USA
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017, USA

18:30 – 21:00  “The Policy Nexus of Climate and Health” Stanley Foundation Salon Dinner – supported by ICLEI
ICLEI Representation:
Kale Roberts, Program Officer, ICLEI USA
Location: The National, 557 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

 

26 September, Wednesday

9:00 – 10:00   ICLEI Milestones Award presentation: Larchmont, NY – hosted by ICLEI and Village of Larchmont, NY
ICLEI Representation:
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Kale Roberts, Program Officer, ICLEI USA
Location: Larchmont Village Clerk, 120 Larchmont Ave # 2, Larchmont, NY 10538

10:00 – 12:00   Leading Change: New York City’s Climate and Sustainability Briefing – supported by ICLEI
ICLEI Representation:
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Kale Roberts, Program Officer, ICLEI USA
Location: Consulate General of Singapore, 318 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017

18:30 – 21:00  Champions of the Earth Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony – supported by ICLEI
ICLEI Representation:
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Location: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

 

27 September, Thursday

08:30   Moody’s Briefing 2018 – supported by ICLEI
ICLEI Representation:
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Location: 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich – Website

09:00   Panel Discussion on the Risks of Investing in Fossil Fuels and the Need to Invest in Climate Solutions – supported by ICLEI
ICLEI Representation:
Kale Roberts, Program Officer, ICLEI USA
Location: 211 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017 – Website

14:00   Dialogue in preparation for 2019 Climate Summit of the Secretary-General  – supported by ICLEI
ICLEI Representation:
Kale Roberts, Program Officer, ICLEI USA
Location: UNAIDS, New York Liaison Office, 801 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

18:30 – 21:00  Forests and Finance Session with United Nations Development Programme in Partnership with the New York Declaration on Forests – supported by ICLEI
ICLEI Representation:
Michael Steinhoff, Technical Director, ICLEI USA
Location: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 – website

 

28 September, Friday

08:00 – 17:00  Local Climate Action Summit, Cornell Institute for Climate Solutions – supported by ICLEI
ICLEI Representation:
Michael Steinhoff, Technical Director, ICLEI USA
Kale Roberts, Program Officer, ICLEI USA
Location: The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, NY, NY 10017

9:00 International Forum on Food and Nutrition: The Impact of Food Systems and Nutrition Patterns on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
ICLEI Representation:
Tori Okner, Head of Strategy and Partnerships, ICLEI Global
Location: Convene, 117 W 46th Street, New York

12:30 – 14:30 Stepping Up Climate Action at Home: How Local Governments, the Private Sector, and Civil Society Can Help Countries Deliver NDCs and Enhance Ambition 2018–2020 – supported by ICLEI
ICLEI Representation:
Tori Okner, Head of Strategy and Partnerships, ICLEI Global
Location: Climate Action Hub at the Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street in New York

16:00  Meeting with UN Habitat Executive Director
ICLEI Representation:
Tori Okner, Head of Strategy and Partnerships, ICLEI Global
Location: TBD

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