Climate Week NYC is returning in September 2021

New York, NY – April 22, 2021 – Today, on Earth Day 2021, international non-profit the Climate Group has announced that Climate Week NYC will be taking place on September 20-26, 2021.

Climate Week NYC 2021 marks a significant milestone in a major climate calendar year. Harnessing the collective power of governments, businesses, civil society, and the public, this global event centred in New York City will set the stage for new and noteworthy climate commitments. The ripple effects of the events, initiatives and decisions will likely be felt well into the Climate Decade.  


Information about the program of events, speakersdelegates, and launch video can be found on the new Climate Week NYC website. With a focus on “Getting It Done”, the platform provides the ideal opportunity for stakeholders to collaborate and engage in climate conversations and pursue climate solutions. Event themes include, but are not limited to, the built environment, the clean energy revolution, heavy industry (e.g. cement and steel), the global food system, environmental justice, the transportation system, finance and the green economic recovery, sustainable living and lifestyle shifts, nature and ecosystems, and the importance of policy in accelerating and supporting climate action. The link to register events is now live on the Climate Week NYC website. 


Climate Group will launch a virtual platform that will host all major Climate Week NYC events and will livestream them to the publicThis will ensure that many more businesses, citizens and politicians around the world will be able to join irrespective of any travel restrictions in place. In a significant year of climate ambition, Climate Week NYC will shine a spotlight on the participation of the US and international parties as part of the extensive events program. 


Climate Week NYC is run in partnership with the United Nations and the City of New York. Last year, over 500 events took place around the world as part of the official program, which brought together political announcements, business leadership events, and grassroots activity. 


Helen Clarkson, CEO of the Climate Group, commented: 


“Climate Week NYC is an extraordinary platform that brings together world leaders, businesses, and civil society every year to showcase ambitious climate action and innovative solutions, that are delivering on net zero commitments.  


The 2020s are the Climate Decade: we must halve emissions by 2030. The work we do in the next few years is critical to getting the world to net zero by 2050, with greater prosperity for all. We need leaders to show bravery and confidence to set the path out of COVID-19, to take hard decisions which will deliver a green recovery that doesn’t trade off jobs and emissions reductions, but gives people both. 


Long-term commitments are vital, but they’re not enough. We need to see action now, and Climate Week NYC is a vital moment to check in on the action that’s already happening, and inspire others to do more”. 


Badar Khan, President of National Grid, US, said: 


“Climate Week NYC is where the conversations happen that lead to important climate action. National Grid is committed to finding solutions for cleaning up the energy sector and beyond, but we can only do that by working with our partners. We are attending Climate Week NYC this year to share ideas with businesses, governments, and organizations about what needs to happen to combat one of the greatest threats of our lifetime.” 


Visit or follow #ClimateWeekNYC to receive regular announcements and keep up to date with Climate Week NYC 2021. 


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About Climate Week NYC  

Climate Week NYC  

Climate Week NYC is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase amazing climate action and discuss how to do more. Run by international non-profit the Climate Group, in partnership with the United Nations and the City of New York, Climate Week NYC annually brings together voices from across the spectrum to debate and implement climate action now. 


Climate Week NYC 2021 Sponsors and Partners 

National Grid, Headline Partner; L’Oréal, Opening Ceremony Sponsor; ENGIE Impact, The Hub Live Sponsor; McKinsey & Company, Knowledge Partner; The Estée Lauder Companies, Platinum Sponsor; Morrison & Foerster, Silver Sponsor; The Nest Summit, Official Event PartnerJunk Kouture, Sustainable Living Program Partner  


About the Climate Group  

The Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all. We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organizations accountable, turning their commitments into action. We share what we achieve together to show more organizations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organization, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition. Follow us on Twitter @ClimateGroup.