Hey NYC, it's Climate Week
Climate Week NYC is a global summit that brings together leaders from a variety of sectors, to explore how the U.S. can meet its long-term emission targets and build a more sustainable economy. The event is hosted by The Climate Group. Today's opening ceremonies marked the beginning of the Climate Week NYC's fifth anniversary.
For people in New York City, there are a dozens of events being hosted throughout the city all week. For example, tomorrow there's a panel for clean tech start-ups at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. On Friday, you can take a bike tour of Manhattan's Lower East Side to see how the city is coping with the realities of climate change in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and some of the solutions that have been found. A full calendar can be found here.
For those who aren't in New York, there's still lots to be involved in, like the online action Postcards from the Frontlines. This project by the Environmental Justice Foundation asks people who have been affected by climate change to share their personal stories with UN Secertary General Ban Ki-Moon.
To complement the events, The Climate Group has published a brief titled, "American Clean Revolution: From dialogue to action." You can find it here.