VIDEO: Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony

19 September 2013

On Monday, September 23, we hosted the Climate Week NYC 2013 Opening Ceremony in New York City, where influential leaders from around the world gathered to call for business and government to move from climate dialogueto action.

We streamed a live video of the event using the media player below, which will soon be replaced with an on-demand version.

You will be able to see world leaders joined by America's top faith, military and agriculture representatives at the Opening Ceremony, including a special high-level panel on climate resilient communities, hosted by Climate Week NYC founding sponsor Swiss Re.

#CWNYC video

This year, Climate Week NYC takes place against the backdrop of President Obama's commitment to take action on climate change, the imminent publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fifth assessment of the science of climate change, and the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy's devastating impact on the East Coast of the US. In this context, the theme of Climate Week NYC 2013 is leadership, opportunity and security.

Marking its 5th anniversary in 2013, Climate Week NYC is the global summit that has become a key event on the international climate change calendar; it is a meeting point for leading governments, investors, businesses, innovators and opinion formers. It was created and is hosted by The Climate Group.

Climate Week NYC is a hub for over 50 high-profile meetings, events and activities organized in and around New York City and is profiled online through Twitter Facebook, Instagram and #CWNYC.

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American Clean Revolution briefing

In the lead up to last year's Climate Week NYC, we made the case that a rapid transition to a clean economy was the only path to long-term prosperity for the United States: American Clean Revolution.

Progress towards this transition has been made in recent years. Since 2005, US greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 7% and US renewable energy capacity has more than doubledPioneering climate policies have been adopted at the US state level. And newly proposed greenhouse gas regulations at the federal level promise further reductions in the years to come.

But these actions won’t be enough to meet the US’ long term emission reduction goals. Despite the recent decline, US emissions are set to rise again this year and steadily in the future if further action isn’t taken.

So what actions can be taken in the coming years in order to set the US on the path towards a truly low carbon, resilient society?

We explore this critical question in our new briefing, which is the basis of the discussion among business and government leaders at this year’s Climate Week NYC 2013.

Download   briefing


Infographics from briefing: click them to share on Twitter

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Read more about Climate Week NYC and the Clean Revolution


Related news:

Dr Jim Yong Kim joins the line-up for Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony

New report from Swiss Re warns 616 cities to ‘mind the risk’ on climate change

Join us for Climate Week NYC 2013 - the fifth anniversary

The Weather Company announced as Climate Week NYC media partner

Events for Climate Week NYC 2013 gathering momentum

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