Earlier this week in New York, the Secretary General and Mayor Bloomberg announced that the UN and the City will host Climate Week NY˚C, from September 21 to 25, as hundreds of business and government leaders from around the world converge on the City for a series of high-level meetings, events and activities designed to raise awareness about the critical issue of climate change.
Climate Week NY˚C will take place 70 days before the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 15) in Copenhagen and will offer one last opportunity to underscore the urgency for a global deal on climate change.
The SG said:
We’re here for one reason, to push forward urgent action by world leaders, civic leaders and every citizen of the world. For your daughters and sons and grandchildren: emissions are rising and the clock is ticking.
Stay tuned on the Climate Week website for the listing of public events as they come online. We’ll also be updating you here, as well as bringing you some special online features to coincide with the physical events in New York.