Climate Week 2023

Climate Week NYC

The Climate Group has once again selected the Columbia Climate School as its University Partner for Climate Week NYC. Running September 17-24, Climate Week NYC convenes the most influential climate leaders in partnership with the United Nations General Assembly and in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York to drive the transition, speed up progress, and champion change.

Now in its 15th year, Climate Week NYC is a key time of year for businesses, governments, civil society, and the wider global audience to gather to showcase leading climate solutions and discuss how to do more, fast. It has been instrumental in creating global momentum toward climate action.

Check back here for details and updates on our Climate Week NYC events.

Featured Stories

Event attendees modeling sustainable fashion, including some of Yan’s designs.
Using Recycled Materials, Designer Jianhui Yan Is Creating Sustainable Fashion

An interview with fashion designer Jianhui Yan, who’s been making beautiful and eco-friendly apparel for almost two decades.

INNOV-EAT Expedition on September 21, 2023 during Climate Week NYC.
Charting the Course for Innovations in Food Systems

A multi-session Climate Week event at Columbia included presentations, interactive activities, and panels on the most challenging and hopeful avenues for the future of food.

Quiz: Climate Week 2023 - Test your knowledge of the latest climate news.
Quiz: Climate Week 2023

Test your knowledge of the latest climate news.

Taken together, transportation, electricity production, and indoor climate control account for well over half of the greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
Bringing Down Emissions in Three Carbon-intensive Sectors

Three Columbia experts explain what it will take for some of the country's biggest carbon-producing industries to reduce their emissions.

Upmanu Lall
Addressing the Global Water Crisis Requires Radical New Thinking

We need to raise our expectations of what water services should be in the 21st century, says leading expert Upmanu Lall.

Columbia Climate School Climate Week NYC 202
Climate Week 2023 at Columbia Climate School

As the official university partner of this year’s Climate Week NYC, the Climate School has an exciting lineup of events planned for September 17-24.

Wet Bulb Temperatures Map by Jeremy Hinsdale; adapted from Raymond et al., Science Advances, 2020
Putting This Summer's Record Global Heat Into Context

A roundup of articles aimed at explaining what is happening, and why.

50 Shades of Green - Climate Group Podcast
50 Shades of Green: Climate Change & Human Health

Conversation with Columbia Climate School interim dean Jeffrey Shaman and Youth Climate Justice Fund strategy director Joshua Amponsem about the impacts of climate change on human health.

Columbia Climate School Climate Week NYC 2023 University Partner
Columbia Climate School Named University Partner for Climate Week NYC 2023

The week will see over 400 events and activities across the city designed to push the world to put their climate plans into action.

All Events

September 14-15, 2023
Brazil Climate Summit

September 15, 2023 | 1-6pm ET
BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue

September 17, 2023 | 1-8pm ET
Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony

September 18, 2023 | 1-6pm ET
Strategic Climate Change Litigation In Brazil - 2020 to 2023

September 18, 2023 | 4:30-6:30pm ET
Tech CEO Lecture - Benoît Bazin: Can Buildings Help Fight Climate Change? – Leveraging Engineering Technology to Fight Climate Change

September 18, 2023 | 5-7:30pm ET
Reimagining Climate Action across the Caribbean and Diaspora

September 18, 2023 | 6:30-8pm ET
The Roles of Lawyers and Bar Associations in Combating Climate Change

September 18-20, 2023
International Conference on Sustainable Development

September 19, 2023 | 8:30-10:30am ET
Halfway Point in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030

September 19, 2023 | 9am-6pm ET
Rethinking Water: Solutions Now for America's Water Infrastructure

September 19, 2023 | 10am-12pm ET
A Quest to Repurpose Agricultural Support: Benefits & Trade-Offs of Reforming Food System Policies to Achieve an Inclusive, Health-enhancing, and Environmentally Sustainable Future

September 19, 2023 | 11am-12:30pm ET
Climate Actions in Fashion: Policy, Business, and Innovation (View Recording)

September 19, 2023 | 12:30-2pm ET
The Climate Adaptation Imperative: Front-Line Lessons for Global Solutions (View Recording)

September 19, 2023 | 1-2:15pm ET
Bridging the Divide: Making Action on the Energy Transition a Reality

September 19, 2023 | 6-8pm ET
Global Careers in Renewable Energy

September 19, 2023 | 7-8:15pm ET
Corporate Net Zero Pledges: Are Nature-Based Offsets Legitimate?

September 20, 2023 | 10am-12pm ET
The Great Broadway Sweep - Morningside Heights

September 20, 2023 | 5:30-7pm ET
The Politics and Geopolitics of Latin America’s Energy Transition (View Recording)

September 20, 2023 | 7-8pm ET
Adapting to the New Age of Wildfire

September 21, 2023 | 9:30am-3pm ET
INNOV-EAT Expedition

September 21, 2023 | 10-11am ET
Plan 2030: Carving a Pathway to Electrify Columbia's Campuses (View Recording)

September 21, 2023 | 12-1:30pm ET
Building A Greener Planet with Jianhui Yan

September 21, 2023 | 1:30-3pm ET
Decarbonising the Real Economy: What Does this Mean for Financial Institutions?

September 21, 2023 | 3:30-5pm ET
Fall 2023 LEAP Lecture in Climate Data Science: Improving Aerosol in an Earth System Model with AI/ML

September 21, 2023 | 4-5pm ET
Social Innovation: Sourcing Capital for Global Challenges - Gary White and Matt Damon, Cofounders of and WaterEquity in Conversation with President Minouche Shafik

September 21, 2023 | 6-7pm ET
Balancing Lithium Production, Investment, and Policies for a Sustainable Energy Transition

September 21, 2023 | 6-8:00pm ET
Sustainable Development: Investing in Nature and Sustainable Economies in the Global South

September 21, 2023 | 6-8:30pm ET
Amazon Economics

September 21-22, 2023
Climate Changes Everything: Creating a Blueprint for Media Transformation

September 22, 2023 | 1-2pm - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
How (Neuro)scientists Can Fight for Strong Policies for Climate Action