Unveiling the Future: Key Sessions at New York Climate Week 2023

New York Climate Week is just around the corner and is set to be another dynamic and influential gathering of climate leaders with one common agenda; restoring the Earth’s value chain to preindustrial levels. The event spans several days and locations across New York City from September 17th to 24th with an abundance of content and sessions tackling some of todays most challenging questions. If you can’t make the trip, don’t worry, the format is a blend of in-person and virtual events hosted by climate leaders, policymakers, activists, and innovators from around the world.

As we dive into New York Climate Week 2023, we wanted to provide a glimpse into the most anticipated sessions and highlight the ones we are personally most excited about attending. Check out our list below:

Supply Chain Decarbonization: A New Phase Of Scope 3 Emissions Reduction Action Begins

Friday, September 22, 2023

As CEOs commit to Science Based Targets and greenwashing accusations rise, stakeholders are demanding climate action results - not just ambitions. Companies know they cannot achieve the committed targets without including their value chains -- or “scope 3” -- in GHG reduction action.

Host: Julia Salant

Event by: EcoVadis

Format: Virtual

Duration: 1 hour

Language: English

You can register here: https://ecovadis.com/events-webinars/climate-week-webinar-2023/

Sustainability Storytelling: Driving Behavior Change Through Behavioral Science and AI

Thursday, September 21, 2023

The event will involve a 30 minute practical "how to guide" for driving sustainable behavior change, including an overview of the social psychological and cognitive barriers to adopting sustainable behaviors, and how to overcome those. Additionally, the conversation delves into the intersection of psychology and artificial intelligence, and the types of data and automated interventions that drive effective and long-term behavior change.

Hosts: Anjuli Bedi & Adah Parris

Event by: The Psych.Ai Group

Format: Virtual

Duration: 1 hour

Language: English

You can register here: https://www.climateweeknyc.org/events/sustainability-storytelling-driving-behavior-change-through-behavioral-science-and-ai

Working Together to Address Lifestyle Emissions

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

In this two-part session, we will delve into the secret power of lifestyle emissions. The IPCC report offers a detailed and practical plan for societal emissions reduction, complementing the critical action required by governments, policymakers, and organizations to decarbonize energy, transport, and material systems. The report also calculates the significant well-being and economic benefits that will result from these actions, including for individuals. 

Kate Brandt, Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist, Futerra

Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Event by: Solutions House (Hosted by Google, Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Futerra)

Format: Hybrid

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Language: English

You can register here:  https://www.climateweeknyc.org/events/working-together-address-lifestyle-emissions

Green Banks: Catalyzing an Equitable Green Transition

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Join us for a discussion on how green banks can help crowd in additional investment in underserved communities. Panelists will discuss how green banks can partner with communities, impact investors and other financial institutions to scale an equitable green transition as well as lessons learned from programs that target underinvested communities.

Event by: Green Bank Network/Natural Resources Defense Council

Format: Hybrid

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Language: English

This is a private event however you can sign up by contacting the Green Bank Network directly here: https://greenbanknetwork.org/

Building a Deep, Vibrant and Reliable Carbon Market Ecosystem

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Investing into nature-based carbon projects helps drive climate mitigation and resiliency outcomes, all while delivering a range of biodiversity and sustainability benefits.  However, in the absence of robust risk transfer mechanisms, many investors are hesitant to invest their capital in this new space. 

Join experts from across project developers, investors, insurance and ratings for a discussion on the pressing challenge of building trust and navigating quality in voluntary carbon markets.

Natalia Moudrak, Climate Resiliency Leader, Aon

Caitlin MacLean, Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Milken Institute

Allister Furey, Co-Founder and CEO, Sylvera

Event by: Aon

Format: In-person

Duration: 1 hour

Language: English

You can register here: https://www.climateweeknyc.org/events/building-deep-vibrant-and-reliable-carbon-market-ecosystem

The Role of Voluntary Carbon Markets in Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Monday, September 18, 2023

1. Empowering Local Communities: One of the central themes of this webinar is the pivotal role that local communities play in the success of carbon-crediting initiatives. We will explore how these communities are instrumental in the implementation and sustainability of such programs. By understanding their perspectives, needs, and engagement, we can forge a more inclusive and effective approach to carbon reduction strategies. 

2. Co-Benefits in the Era of Core Carbon Principles (CCPs): The era of Core Carbon Principles (CCPs) has brought forth new paradigms for carbon reduction strategies. This webinar will delve into the concept of co-benefits – the additional positive outcomes that go beyond carbon reduction. We will discuss how CCPs create opportunities to enhance environmental, social, and economic aspects alongside carbon mitigation efforts. Unveiling the potential for synergistic gains will be a key focus.

 3. Integrating Co-Benefits into Corporate Sustainability Agendas: Corporate sustainability agendas are no longer confined to carbon reduction alone. Co-benefits hold the key to driving holistic sustainability. In this webinar, we will examine how co-benefits are gaining prominence within corporate strategies, leading to a more comprehensive approach to sustainability. Understanding this shift is crucial for corporations aiming to align their goals with broader societal and environmental needs. 

4. The Premium of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Voluntary Carbon Market: As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, the significance of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be overlooked. We will explore how the Voluntary Carbon Market is increasingly attributing premium value to projects that align with SDGs. By acknowledging and rewarding projects that contribute to a range of global objectives, this market is catalyzing positive change on a broader scale.

Bertrand Le Nézet, Chief Marketing Intelligence Officer, Vididios AI

Jess Roberts, VP of Ratings, Sylvera

Event by: Viridios AI

Format: Virtual

Duration: 1 hour

Language: English

You can register here: https://www.climateweeknyc.org/events/role-voluntary-carbon-markets-advancing-sustainable-development-goals

Puro.earth CDR Summit

Monday, September 18, 2023

The event hosted by Puro.earth will bring together some of the top key players in the carbon dioxide removal ecosystem and will serve as a great opportunity to hear from and network with carbon removal suppliers, marketplaces, corporate buyers, and other carbon removal service bodies. The event will include a series of pitches and expert panels, as well as a happy hour and food. This event is sponsored by CBL (an Xpansiv market), XPRIZE, NextGen, Patch, EcoEngineers, Eion, Cloverly, GECA, Go Biosystems, and Carbon Business Council

Event by: Puro.earth

Format: In-person

Duration: 6 hours

Language: English

You can register here: https://lu.ma/m0ys7em2

Mobilizing finance for resiliency - From circular economies to nature-based solutions

Monday, September 18, 2023

How do we build resiliency for people and planet, while also ensuring a just, equitable, and inclusive transition? Major capital investments remain focused on the big climate technologies and innovations aimed at decarbonization, but there is a meaningful role for private sector investments in community-led climate solutions, circular innovations and nature-based solutions.

Marissa Pagnani McGowan, Chief Sustainability Officer, L’Oréal North America

Kelly W. Fisher, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank USA

Dan Lambe, Chief Executive of the Arbor Day Foundation

Keefe Harrison, CEO of the The Recycling Partnership

You can register here: https://www.climateweeknyc.org/events/mobilizing-finance-resiliency-circular-economies-nature-based-solutions 

Also, don't miss out on interactive workshops and networking opportunities. These sessions provide a chance to collaborate with experts, exchange ideas, and actively participate in climate solutions.

New York Climate Week 2023 is poised to be a defining moment in the global fight against climate change. As you plan your week, consider the key sessions that align with your interests and goals. Whether you're passionate about climate finance, renewable energy, or social justice, these sessions offer invaluable insights and opportunities to engage with the leaders and innovators shaping our sustainable future. Embrace the spirit of collaboration and action that defines New York Climate Week, and together, we can make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change.

For more events, visit the New York Climate Weeks events calendar here: https://www.climateweeknyc.org/event-search

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