WATCH #CWNYC LIVE: Climate Week NYC Signature Event

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27 September 2015

NEW YORK: Today The Climate Group hosts the Signature Event of Climate Week NYC 2015. Watch live as influential global leaders – and new voices – from business, government, finance and civil society share their powerful vision of a low carbon future. Tweet quotes with #CWNYC and see the full agenda below.

Following a week of 120+ events across New York City, The Climate Group hosts the Climate Week NYC 2015 Signature Event, SECURING A PARIS DIVIDEND: Leadership and innovation for a strong, sustainable economy. Can't watch the whole event? Follow live on Twitter with #CWNYC and @ClimateGroup.


(Eastern Standard Time)

9.30am: WELCOME 

Stephanie Abrams and Al Roker, The Weather Channel (host)


Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group


Official Greetings on Behalf of the UN Secretary-General, John A. Kufuor, former President of Ghana and the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Climate Change

9.50am: India's growth story: Paris and beyond

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India

10am: The role of non-state actors in driving a clean revolution

Michael Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities-Climate Change

10.10am: Seizing the moment for a low carbon future

Jim Kim, President, World Bank

10.20am: Betting the planet? A climate reality check

Angel Gurria, Secretary-General, OECD

10.30am: Reaching a successful Paris Agreement

Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change, US Department of State

10.40am: REENVISIONING OUR FUTURE – Innovation and business opportunity in a low carbon world

Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT, Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA, Bill Bien, SVP, Head of Strategy, Marketing, and Alliances, Philips, Jan Rabe, Director Sustainability, Siemens and Lord Gregory Barker (Moderator)


Laurence Tubiana Special Representative of Laurent Fabius for COP 21 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador for Climate Change


Keynote: Premier Philippe Couillard, Government of Québec

Governor Peter Shumlin, Government of Vermont and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC (Moderator)

11.40am: Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals: A fresh start for the planet

Dr. Naoko Ishii, Chairman and CEO, Global Environment Facility


Keynote: Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico and Global Commission Chair, New Climate Economy

Feike Sijbesma, CEO, DSM, Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO, ENGIE and Kerry Adler, CEO, SkyPower (Moderator)

12.20pm: “RE100”– Why businesses are going 100% renewable

Keynote: Pamela Mars-Wright Family Member

Len Sauers, Vice President for Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble, Hannah Jones, CSO & VP of the Innovation Accelerator, Nike, Anthony Cammarata, Jr., Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, Adnan Amin and Director-General, IRENA (Moderator)

12.50pm: INEVITABLE, IRREVERSIBLE AND IRRESISTIBLE: The Business case for bold climate action – Laying the business foundations for low carbon prosperity

Enrique Ostale President and CEO, Walmart Mexico, Central American and Latin America, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Walmex, Maria Fernanda Mejia President, Kellogg, Latin America, Thomas DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC (Moderator)


1.30pm: NETWORKING LUNCH & KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Hosted by Solar City

Kate Burson, Chief of Staff, Energy & Finance, Office of the Governor of New York


Host to more than 120 affiliate events from September 21-28, Climate Week NYC 2015 is the collaborative space for climate events in support of the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Climate Group also hosted a Climate Week NYC ‘countdown’ from September 1-21, during which a series of announcements, report launches and major commitments from business and sub-national leaders were made, including the launch of our new digital channel Climate TV. See below for the highlights.

Climate Week NYC 2015 is supported by BT Group, Siemens, Procter & Gamble, Nike, SkyPower, SolarCity, CBRE Group, and Bank of the West - BNP Paribas; and the We Mean Business coalition members: BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, The Climate Group, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and WBCSD.

#CWNYC 2015

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