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Climate Week NYC 2019

23 - 29 September 2019

New York City, USA

Climate Week NYC took place this year from September 23 to 29. Hosted in coordination with the UN and the City of New York, Climate Week continues to expand. The week showcased amazing climate action and foster global and local discussions on how to do more. The anchor events of Climate Week are growing, and the number of events in 2019 is set to far exceed the 150 events of 2018 — which makes 2019 the largest ever held. Climate Week is run by The Climate Group, the international non-profit focused on accelerating climate action.

Supporting the Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit

During Climate Week this year, the UN Secretary-General held a Climate Action Summit. We are happy to announce that Climate Week supported the Summit by providing a space for leading organizations around the world to extend action far and wide outside of the UN building and throughout the whole week.

In 2019, the week-long series of events at Climate Week were organized around programs reflecting the core pillars of the UN’s summit.

UN Session on Nature-Based Solutions for Cities

Saturday, 21 September at 15:00-18:00 Conference Room 2 in the UN Headquarters

Frances Seymour from Cities4Forests partner organization WRI moderated this session. Other Cities4Forests representatives highlighted the role of cities in realizing forests’ mitigation potential.

UN Nature-Based Solutions Track Session

Sunday, 22 September at 9:30-14:35 at ECOSOC (second floor of General Assembly Building) in the UN Headquarters

Frances Seymour participated in this session. The Cities4Forests NBS Project Preparation Facility (PPF) is listed as an opportunity for scaling NBS. Learn more about the NBS PPF by contacting: Todd.Gartner@wri.org

Moving Forward the Idea of a Great Green Wall of Cities

Monday, 23 September at 11:00-12:30 at the Convene Center, 101 Park Avenue - Room Park Hub West

Scott Francisco of Cities4Forests partner organization Pilot Projects spoke at this FAO-hosted event to highlight the importance of raising awareness of faraway forests to city dwellers.

Wood@Work Forum

Thursday, 26 September at 12:30-17:30 in the Arsenal Building in Central Park (Central Park Zoo)

In partnership with Cities4Forests, Scott Francisco and Sarah Wilson of Pilot Projects hosted this forum focusing on the connections between cities’ use of wood products and the impacts on climate, people, and biodiversity. More details, contact: scott@pilot-projects.org