Event round-up: Three unmissable affiliate summits taking place during Climate Week NYC 2013

3 September 2013

NEW YORK: As the affiliate events calendar for Climate Week NYC 2013 fills up, we've hand-picked just three high-level events that look set to inspire the world during this year’s summit -- even before its official opening on September, 23.

These three affiliate events take place during the first couple of days of the international summit, giving a hint of what's to come for our fifth anniversary. Focused on climate leadership, opportunity and security, this will be the biggest Climate Week NYC yet.

Firstly the all-important UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013: Architects of a Better World will bring together leaders from civil society, Government and the United Nations on September, 19-20. Chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this outstanding event will link the universal values of the UN with the new global architecture for corporate sustainability, in light of the Millennium Development Goals 2015. Find out more.

A key event in the global women’s climate action agenda will also be taking place from September, 20-23 during Climate Week NYC; 100 global women leaders will catalyze women’s climate action and engagement during The International Women's Earth and Climate Summit. Although this is an invitation-only summit, everybody can join this exceptional event via live-streaming or one the summit’s vision hubs. Find out more.

Just one day before The Climate Group's Opening Ceremony of Climate Week NYC, the Social Good Summit, September 22-24, will bring together a new generation of world leaders aiming to answer one crucial question: will the solutions we are creating in today’s digital world truly have a lasting impact on our future -- and how are we paving the way for the next generation of innovation? Among the eminent speakers of this year’s Social Good Summit are Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer IKEA Group, Sally Ranney, President of The American Renewable Energy Institute and Osprey Orielle Lake, founder of the  International Women's Earth and Climate Initiative. Find out more.

After such a big beginning, the official start of Climate Week NYC looks to set the stage for a week-long agenda of events that are more diverse, engaging and inspiring than ever.

We'll be sharing more affiliate event round-ups over the next couple of weeks, but you can see the full Climate Week NYC 2013 calendar here.

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By Maria Mateeva

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