This is Climate Week NYC 2017 which runs until Sunday, September 24. Climate Week was first launched by The Climate Group in 2009, bringing together government, scientists and business leaders from all over the world. The week long program is being held at the Morgan Library and seeks to further the goals of the Paris Agreement by limiting the world’s temperature to less than a 2°C increase this century, and work towards sustainable practices. Climate Week NYC 2017 will highlight the growing number of global companies formally committed to climate change targets. This year over 300 companies, including Adobe, Merck, Nike, United Technologies and the Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica, have announced their commitment to carbon emissions reduction targets. The high profile businesses follow the guidelines set by the Science Based Targets initiative, which maps a strategy for businesses to stay competitive while taking steps to mitigate climate change.
Concurrent with Climate Week is the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on September 18-19, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City. It is part of the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. This year’s conference theme is “The World in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development” where governments spokespersons, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers will share practical solutions towards achieving more sustainable and inclusive societies.