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Climate Week NYC 2019

23 September 2019 to 29 September 2019

New York, USA

Climate Week NYC will take 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 will showcase 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 will be holding a Climate Action Summit, held every five years, on Monday. We are happy to announce that Climate Week will support 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 will be organized around programs reflecting the core pillars of the UN’s summit. We invite businesses, governments and civil society to host events on the areas of energy transition, industry, finance, cities and regional action, natural solutions and resilience/adaptation – further program categories will be announced in due course. We will coordinate with the Secretary General’s office – allowing for multiple additional linked events and for everyone to have the chance to take part in this huge moment.

In addition, the Climate Week Hub, due to being massively oversubscribed in 2018, will extend to two days – allowing a fantastic physical space for businesses, states, cities and the whole diverse frontier of global climate action to come together.


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 will be moderating this session. Other Cities4Forests representatives will be present to highlight 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 will participate in this session whose agenda is still being finalised. The Cities4Forests NBS Project Preparation Facility (PPF) is listed as an opportunity for scaling NBS. Learn more about the NBS PPF by contacting:

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 will be speaking 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 will host this forum focusing on the connections between cities’ use of wood products and the impacts on climate, people, and biodiversity. More details, contact:

Please be invited to join and engage with us to find out more about Cities4Forests and the role of inner, nearby and faraway forests in enhancing biodiversity, health, water and climate resilience.