States and regions at Climate Week NYC

We're uniting states and regions at the biggest climate event on earth. We'll be sharing knowledge, upping ambition and showcasing how, together, we're Getting It Done.


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Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony launches Climate Week NYC each year. It brings together heads of state, state and regional government leaders, CEOs and civil society leaders, to share their global outlook on climate change and action.

This year, we’re back in person in New York, looking at the connected challenges of global security and climate change. We’ll explore:

  1. Climate in a geopolitical context
  2. The cold truths for a warming world: what’s stopping us from ‘Getting It Done’
  3. Putting equity back into our economy: making the green economy work for everyone

Under2 Coalition members can register their high-level leaders (maximum of three per government)

Find out more about the sessions included within the Opening Ceremony.

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Under2 Coalition General Assembly

The Under2 Coalition General Assembly is the annual meeting of our member states and regions. It brings us together to share knowledge and first-hand experience of climate action and to challenge the international community to up its ambition and play its part.

This year we look forward to hearing from our five co-chairs for 2022-2024 as well as governors, premiers and first ministers from across our global membership. We look at what it means to ‘get it done’ as a state or regional government and how our networks can build reach and impact as we work towards a net zero world.

When: Monday 19 September 14:30 - 17:30 ET

Under2 Coalition members can register for this closed-door session

Please contact Ula Kasperek, Global Climate Diplomacy Manager, for more information. 

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Act local, tackle global: how just transitions in emerging economies can help meet global climate targets

A just, equitable and fast transition is needed in emerging economies to help meet global climate commitments set by countries across the world. Can local solutions for a just transition in emerging economies solve the global equity and climate crisis, ensuring no one gets left behind? 

When: Tuesday 20 September 13:00 - 14:00 ET

This session is part of The Hub Live.

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Financing for a fairer future in Latin America

Join us as we bring together governments and financiers to explore possibilities in Latin America where there is strong – and growing – interest in net zero investments in energy, transport, waste and agriculture. Our high level panels will help to align government visions with commercial opportunities and explore concrete opportunities for meaningful progress this decade.  

When: Tuesday 20 September 14:30 - 15:30 ET

This session is part of The Hub Live.


We need to talk about methane: why net zero isn't just about CO2

Reducing methane emissions might be the single most effective strategy to limit global warming – so why do we mainly talk in terms of carbon emissions? We know methane matters. What action is needed to deliver on the Global Methane Pledge agreed at COP26? And can we go further?

When: Wednesday 21 September 09:00 - 10:00 ET

This session is part of The Hub Live.

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Break the ICE: the role global partnerships play in driving the zero emission vehicle transition

Ambitious targets require innovative action. Partnerships between business and government can play a crucial role in driving the transition away from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Join us to hear how our partners are driving the zero-emission vehicle transition together.

When: Wednesday 21 September 09:00 - 10:00 ET

This session is part of The Hub Live.

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Unlocking collaboration across the Americas

States, regions, and businesses across the Americas face common challenges when addressing and implementing climate policy. Shared borders, geography, and trade agreements mean that successful climate policies are dependent on collaboration.  

This session aims to address these common challenges and highlight potential shared solutions by breaking down silos between government, business, and other key stakeholders. In this way we can enable meaningful collaboration and identify key target areas for long-lasting and sustainable public-private partnership.  

When: Wednesday 21 September 13:30 - 14:30 ET

This session is part of The Hub Live - Executive Series.