New York’s skyline was lit up green this past Sunday, 23 September, to symbolically spotlight the need for global climate action.
Various iconic landmarks and venues across the city including Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center took part.
The 10th Climate Week NYC is supported by NYC & Company, New York’s official destination marketing organisation, and runs through to Sunday 30 September, with 150+ scheduled events taking place.
NYC & Company has also embarked on a simultaneous European sales mission, showcasing New York as ‘the capital city of a responsible world’ to influential buyers in London, Brussels, Paris and Amsterdam.
Jerry Cito, NYC & Company’s senior vice president of convention development, said: “We’re thrilled to be highlighting New York City’s sustainability efforts as well as our world-class event venues and capabilities, impressive infrastructure developments, diverse new neighbourhoods and unique meeting spaces and incentive activities.
“Having welcomed 6.2 million delegates who chose to ‘Make it NYC’ in 2017, we’re inspired to educate leading event professionals in Europe – our most valuable international visitor market, on the City’s pledge to be sustainable and to showcase how travellers to New York City can get involved in protecting our destination and the planet.”
Paul Black, senior director of European MICE at NYC & Company, said: “Climate Week NYC is a fantastic example of a one-of-a-kind event taking place in New York City across multiple boroughs and aligns with our goal to further the global conversation and action around climate change.
“We’re delighted to be meeting face-to-face over the course of this week with some of our most important industry relationships and to grow and deepen their understanding of New York City as an innovative, meaningful and responsible global meeting and incentive destination.”