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  • Johannes Urpelainen

    24 January 2015

    Johannes Urpelainen is Associate Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. We asked him some insight into his academic and policy research, and how sub-national governments and business can shape the global shift towards a low carbon economy.

  • Nicolas Hulot

    16 December 2014

    On December 10, 2014, we hosted the French President’s climate advisor Nicolas Hulot for a live Twitter Q&A about the importance of the week’s COP20 in Lima, ahead of global climate talks in Paris next year.

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  • Claudia Maria Terzi

    11 November 2014

    Lombardy, the most populous and prosperous region of Italy, joined our States & Regions Alliance during Climate Week NYC 2014. Lombardy’s environment councilor, Claudia Maria Terzi, discusses with us how her regional government is setting standards in Italy and Europe for impactful global climate action.

  • Christiana Figueres

    06 October 2014

    On September 8 we hosted a live Twitter Q&A with Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to talk about the importance of business engagement around climate change and low carbon growth, ahead of Climate Week NYC and the UN Climate Summit which take place in New York later this month. Here are just a few of the highlights.

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  • Robert Rubin

    03 October 2014

    Speaking at Climate Week NYC Opening Day in September 2014, Robert Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations, Former US Secretary of the Treasury said: "Future government spending should massively increase, so fiscal projections should include climate risk and action".

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  • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

    03 October 2014

    Speaking at Climate Week NYC Opening Day in September 2014, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of Environment for Peru and UNFCCC COP 20 president warned: "Don’t come to COP20 in Peru, if you do not want to change the world”.

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  • Tim Cook

    02 October 2014

    Speaking at Climate Week NYC Opening Day in September 2014, Apple CEO Tim Cook sounded the alarm on climate change, on the occasion of the launch of We Mean Business: "The time for inaction has passed"

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  • Ban Ki-moon

    01 October 2014

    Speaking at Climate Week NYC Opening Day held in September 2014, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described climate change as “the defining issue of our time”.

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  • Dominique Ristori

    18 July 2014

    The Climate Group interviews Dominique Ristori, Director General for Energy at the European Commission, about how Europe is developing sustainable cities to prepare for fast-growing populations - and if he expects the Commission’s proposals for the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework to be accepted in October, since the EU delayed a decision earlier in the year.

  • Harish Hande

    28 June 2014

    Our India team interviews Harish Hande who co-founded SELCO India in 1995, about the future of renewables in India and how we can open up clean energy access to off-grid, rural communities there. SELCO INDIA is a social enterprise that aims to eradicate poverty by promoting sustainable technologies in rural India.

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