Mayor Bill de Blasio and DMO NYC & Company have announced that New York is to welcome, for a tenth time, Climate Week.
The global climate action showcase will come to NYC 24-30 September 2018.
Organised by The Climate Group, Climate Week NYC will gather international leaders from across the public, private and government sectors to showcase and discuss global climate action in New York City, with support from NYC & Company.
“We are honoured to again welcome The Climate Group and Climate Week NYC for the 10th year,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Here in New York, we’re taking bold action on climate. Through our ground breaking OneNYC strategy and our ambitious 1.5˚C Plan, we’ve committed our city to hit the highest goals of the Paris climate agreement. We’re divesting from fossil fuels, mandating that our largest buildings cut their emissions, and investing in electric vehicles. Through investments in resiliency and sustainability, we are building a fairer city for all.”
“Climate Week NYC is the largest climate week in the world and as one of the key summits in the international calendar—which runs alongside the United Nations General Assembly—has been driving climate action forward since its launch in 2009,”
Fred Dixon, president & CEO of NYC & Company said: “From our most iconic parks becoming permanently car-free, plans for Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to house one of the City’s largest rooftop farms, and many of our leading hotels embracing the City’s Carbon Challenge, events such as Climate Week NYC are the perfect platform to engage our City and the world to demonstrate their pledge to better protect the planet.”
Approximately 10,000 people from over 40 countries are expected to attend 150 events over the Climate Week, including panel discussions, concerts, exhibitions and seminars.
Along with Climate Week NYC, New York City has recently attracted high-profile, large-scale events including WorldPride in 2019. These monumental events will help fuel record-breaking visitation numbers. In 2017, there were 62.8m visitors.