Canary Media is a media partner for Climate Week NYC, which takes place September 17–24, 2023.
Climate Week NYC is back for its 15th year of solutions-based events and conversations. If you’re in town, you might run into the Canary Media team (be sure to say hi!). If you’re not, watch for our coverage of highlights from the happenings on the ground in New York City and the discussions being streamed online.
The week officially kicked off on Sunday, September 17, with leaders including Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, and Katharine Hayhoe, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, gathering in midtown to discuss the closing window of opportunity to address the climate crisis and how to move at the scale needed.
On Monday and Tuesday, New York–based Canaries will be at Climate Group’s Hub Live to catch discussions on everything from electrifying heavy-duty road transport to unlocking energy efficiency and building retrofits.
If you were lucky enough to score a ticket to our invite-only event with Rewiring America on Monday evening, we look forward to seeing you for a lightning-round discussion of equitable electrification in cities with policymakers, community leaders and companies doing this critical work across the U.S.
On Tuesday evening, Canary news editor Dan McCarthy is joining a panel on climate media convened by Antenna Group.
On Wednesday afternoon, Canary reporter Maria Gallucci is moderating a panel on infrastructure investing in climatetech at the Climate Capital Summit hosted by Equal Ventures. We’re also looking forward to a walking tour in the Bronx with South Bronx Unite to learn about the future of air-quality monitoring and what it means for public health — one of a limited number of Climate Week NYC events on the ground in communities that could be transformed by a just energy transition.
Then on Thursday, you’ll find us at Newlab’s New Climate Futures event in Brooklyn.
Canary Media will also be reporting this week on a green steel announcement being made at Climate Week and on climate action underway in New York City, including progress on building the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a transmission project that will bring clean power to NYC, and implementation of Local Law 97, which requires large buildings to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
“Climate action is not moving fast enough across the globe, and those in positions of power have a responsibility to act without delay,” says Climate Group, which organizes Climate Week NYC. “Where must investment be channeled, and what vested interests need to be held accountable?” Those questions won’t be fully answered this week, but they should kick off some good conversations.
Check out our Climate Week NYC page to see all our coverage.
Katherine Tweed is the senior director of partnerships and content at Canary Media, where she manages relationships with partners and clients to collaborate with Canary to tell meaningful stories and amplify their work.