NEW YORK – Today, the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA announced a partnership with Climate Week NYC 2020, focused on addressing the climate crisis from a policy perspective. Through the partnership, the Center will curate a series of virtual, online events during Climate Week NYC from September 21-27, 2020, that link the policies, technologies and investments needed to rebuild the global economy after COVID-19, and accelerate climate policy at the local, state, federal and international levels, with a focus on U.S. leadership and policy pathways.
JASON BORDOFF, FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER ON GLOBAL ENERGY POLICY, said:
“Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century, and the Center on Global Energy Policy is focused on advancing policy solutions informed through education, research and dialogue to mitigate the damages from climate change and boost resilience to its impacts, while expanding access to energy and supporting economic growth. Climate Week NYC is a tremendous platform for sharing ideas, exploring solutions, and fostering greater cooperation. Through our partnership, we are excited to cultivate a forum for stronger action on climate, in the U.S. and across the world.”
HELEN CLARKSON, CEO OF THE CLIMATE GROUP, said:
“Climate Week NYC’s mission has always been to put people at the heart of climate action. We’re excited to partner with the Center on Global Energy Policy -- a leading convener advancing smart, actionable and evidence-based climate policy -- to build a better future. Through the International and U.S. Policy program, the Center will bring together events focused on rebuilding the global economy for people and planet, and halving global emissions by the end of this decade.”
Run by the Climate Group annually in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York, Climate Week NYC is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase amazing climate action. All the International and U.S.Policy program events, as well as the 250+ events happening around the world, will be available to explore through the new Climate Week NYC mobile phone app.
Registration for CGEP’s Climate Week NYC U.S. and International Policy program events will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Register to participate here.
About the Center on Global Energy Policy
The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA advances smart, actionable and evidence-based energy and climate solutions through research, education and dialogue. Based at one of the world’s top research universities, what sets CGEP apart is our ability to communicate academic research, scholarship and insights in formats and on timescales that are useful to decision makers. We bridge the gap between academic research and policy -- complementing and strengthening the world-class research already underway at Columbia University, while providing support, expertise, and policy recommendations to foster stronger, evidence-based policy. Recently, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger announced the creation of a new Climate School -- the first in the nation -- to tackle the most urgent environmental and public health challenges facing humanity. Follow us on Twitter @ColumbiaUEnergy.
About Climate Group
The Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all. We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organizations accountable, turning their commitments into action. We share what we achieve together to show more organizations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organization, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition. Follow us on Twitter @ClimateGroup.
About Climate Week NYC
Climate Week NYC is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase amazing climate action and discuss how to do more. Run by the Climate Group, in association with the United Nations and the City of New York, Climate Week NYC annually brings together voices from across the spectrum to debate and implement climate action now.