Returning to the City for its 10th anniversary, Climate Week NYC is an international gathering of businesses, NGOs, institutions and citizens that’s organized by the Climate Group. The weeklong summit kicks off with an opening ceremony at the Times Center, with speakers including Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Jerry Brown, governor of California; and Jovenel Moïse, president of Haiti. Coinciding with the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly, Climate Week will bring together political and business-world leaders to discuss global efforts to meet the Paris Agreement on climate. Throughout the week, city venues will host panels, seminars and exhibits, many of which are open to the public. Check the Climate Week website for complete event listings, and see event highlights below.
Monday, September 24, 7–9pm
Attend a panel discussion on the New York Times best-selling title Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.
Monday, September 24, 9am–7pm
See artist Claudy Jongstra’s immersive installation, composed of natural wools and dyes, in Brooklyn
A Staged Reading of 2071
Wednesday, September 26, 7–9pm
This short play by climate scientist Chris Rapley and playwright Duncan Macmillan, presented here in a dramatized reading, highlights the causes and consequences of climate change.
Stardust Travel Agency
Friday, September 28, 7–9pm
Brooklyn-based artists host this performance-art piece intended to help participants find a personal connection with nature.