On Monday, the seventh Climate Week NYC began. It runs from September 21-28. The meeting brings together the global leaders in business, government, and society who are leading the transition to low or no carbon (see below). It has many important sponsors, some of whom lead the “good” climate business list, and others with bifurcated roles.
The United Nations discusses world Sustainable Development Goals also this week in New York. More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27. Their goal: to adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. Through this meeting, the international community and national governments will promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years.
Says The Climate Group, the award-winning, international nonprofit leading Climate Week:
“A century from now, historians will look back and see 2015 as the turning point. The moment when business and government leaders took bold climate action, and built strong economies that rely primarily on renewable energy and low-carbon technology. Today, the foundations of this new, low carbon future are already in place. Businesses and governments around the world are demonstrating that a healthy environment and a prosperous economy go hand-in-hand.”
The group’s goal is a prosperous, low-carbon future through a “clean revolution” that will rapidly scale up renewable energy and technology. “We work with corporate and government partners to develop climate finance mechanisms, business models which promote innovation, and supportive policy frameworks. We convene leaders, share hard evidence of successful low-carbon growth, and pilot practical solutions which can be replicated worldwide.” The group has offices in Greater China, North America, India, and Europe.
Climate Week NYC 2015 provides a great showcase for how climate action and low carbon growth will benefit today’s economy without compromising future generations.