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New York Climate Week

Climate Week NYC

Every year since 2014, Danish Cleantech Hub have hosted our signature event as part of Climate Week NYC. This is a high-level conference, where we each year zoom in on a different topic that will shape the future of climate action. Til date more than 2.000 people have attended our Climate Week NYC activities.

Take a deep dive into our past signature events below.

New York Climate Week 2019

Corporate & Government Climate Commitments – The Clean Economy in Denmark and New York

Corporate and Government Climate Action was a high-level roundtable which focused on the impact and nature of the private and public sectors’ climate action commitments towards a low-carbon society in Denmark and New York.

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With the UN Climate Action Summit as backdrop, this exclusive invite-only conference convened around 120 clean economy leaders from the private sector, national governments, cities, financial institutions, and civil society.

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New York Climate Week 2018

A Roadmap to the Future of Global Sustainable Growth 

Danish Cleantech Hub was proud to host the high-level conference “A Roadmap to the Future of Global Sustainable Growth” as part of Climate Week NYC 2018. More than 350 people participated in this event which too place at the New School in New York City.

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“A Roadmap to the Future of Global Sustainable Growth – Closing the Loop with Partnerships and Circular Business Models” took on the topic of Circular Economy, as we believe this global megatrend will become the future paradigm of sustainability.

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New York Climate Week 2017

Cities for Global Impact – Advancing the SDGs through Urban Action

Danish Cleantech Hub was proud to host the high-level conference “Cities for Global Impact – Advancing the SDGs through Urban Action” as part of Climate Week NYC 2017. The two high-level conference panels addressed Healthy Cities for Better Living and Power the World with Wind, as well as discussing how cities can contribute to the advancement of the SDGs.

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More than 300 people took part in the conference which took place at the The New world Stages in Manhattan. As the conference coincided with the UN General Assembly, the conference panels also discussed how cities could contribute to the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.



  • Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
  • Thomas Bustrup, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry

Panel I

  • Tom Wright, President, Regional Plan Association
  • Jeb Brugmann, Director for Solutions Development and Innovation, 100 Resilient Cities
  • Jens Birgersson, CEO, ROCKWOOL
  • Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Group Vice President, Grundfos
  • Neel Strøbæk, Senior Group Director, Rambøll Group
  • Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute

Panel II

  • Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, US Department of the Interior
  • Adam Zurofksy, Deputy Secretary for Energy and Financial Services, Office of the Governor
  • Michael Hannibal, CEO, Siemens Offshore
  • Jakob Askou Bøss, Senior Vice President Corp. Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, DONG energy
  • Morten Dyrholm, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Public Affairs, Vestas Wind Systems
  • Stephanie McClellan, Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, University of Delaware

New York Climate Week 2016

Urban Innovation for Livable Cities

The Urban Innovation for Livable Cities conference in New York was a great success. As part of the NYC Climate Week 2016, the conference, hosted by Danish Cleantech Hub, attracted more 250 participants in New York to discuss and share expertise to support the achievement and local implementation of the SDGs. The conference focused on identifying the solutions and partnerships than can spur the local implementation of the global Goals and highlight synergies between the SDGs and local sustainability plans, urban innovations and green initiatives.

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This year, the backdrop of the conference are the recently adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically their focus on how to create green and livable cities.



1:30 pm – Conference Kick-off

2.30 pm – Thematic Panel Sessions

Track 1: Promoting Innovative Energy Partnerships

Track 2: Co-creating Urban Spaces and Communities

4:30 pm – High-level Plenary Forum:Visionary Partnerships for Livable Cities

6.30 pm – Reception



  • Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
  • Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Antha Williams, Environment Program Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Morten Albæk, CEO, Voluntas and former Chief Marketing Officer, Vestas
  • Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder, PAU
  • Søren Holm Johansen, Group Executive Director, Rambøll
  • Nicole Ferreira, Vice President for Development, NYC Housing Authority
  • Louis Becker, Design Director and Principal Partner, Henning Larsen Architects
  • Margarett Jolly, Director of Research and Development, Con Edison
  • Jens Birgersson, President and CEO, Rockwool

New York Climate Week 2015

Rethinking Rain for Climate Resilient Cities

This conference “Rethinking Rain for Climate Resilient Cities” convened public decision-makers, city officials, private sector parties, NGO’s and universities from Denmark, New York City and beyond in a discussion on imaginative and innovative new techniques to managing water in the city. The program included hands-on projects and case studies of innovative approaches to living with water, intelligent urban water management, cloudburst management, and green infrastructure, as well as discussions on emerging issues relating to these subjects.

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This conference brought together 200 prominent Danish and American innovators for a forward-looking discussion on developing livable cities. Explored exciting new approaches, technologies and solutions for urban water management, and joined the discussion on future solutions for the smart, energy-efficient city.



1.30 pm – Conference kick-off

2.30 pm – Thematic Workshop 1 – Rethinking Rain for Climate Resilient Cities

3.30 pm – Thematic Workshop 2 – Accelerating Smart and Energy Efficient Cities

5.00 pm – High-level Plenary Forum – Visions and Solutions for Livable Cities of the Future

6.30 pm – Reception and Thank You



  • Lars Løkke Rasmussen , Prime Minister of Denmark
  • Connie Hedegaard, Chairman KR Foundation & former European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • Bjarke Ingels, Founder, BIG Architects
  • Emily Lloyd, Commissioner, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
  • Morten Kabell, Mayor, City of Copenhagen
  • Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor, City of Aarhus
  • Nilda Mesa, Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
  • Dan Zarrilli, Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
  • Rohit Aggarwala, Professor, Columbia University

New York Climate Week 2014

House of Green Opening – A Resilient and Energy Efficient New York

The opening of Danish Cleantech Hub office in New York. “A Resilient and Energy Efficient New York” is the vision of the House of Green exhibition which the Danish Cleantech Hub in New York opens today, showcasing state of the art cleantech solutions.

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The Confederation of Danish Industry, the Consulate General of Denmark, State of Green, and the Urban Future Lab, invited everyone to the grand opening of the House of Green exhibition at the Urban Future Lab. More than 150 people participated in this reception style event.

House of Green showcases innovative green and sustainable solutions to energy and climate change challenges from Denmark. Explore cutting edge technologies, integrated solutions, and revolutionary architecture through a virtual universe and be inspired from one of the world’s leading nations when it comes to clean energy and sustainability!


Program highlights

  • Welcome by CEO of Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Speech by Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
  • Speech by Mayor of New York City
  • Ribbon cutting by high-level DK Official
  • VIP tour of exhibition, incl. BIG U model from Rebuild by Design
  • Reception



  • Karsten Dybvad, Director General and CEO, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Finn Mortensen, Executive Director, State of Green
  • Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
  • Bjarke Ingels, CEO and Founder BIG
  • Bill De Blasio, Mayor of New York City
DI på New York Climate Week

Vi er i disse dage aktive på New York Climate Week sammen med stærke virksomheder som bl.a. Carlsberg, VELUX, Ørsted og ROCKWOOL Group🌏🗽 Hør hvorfor – og hvad danske virksomheder får ud af at deltage👇

Slået op af Dansk Industri - DI i Onsdag den 25. september 2019

Climate Week NYC is an annual event festival in New York City. The summit takes place alongside the UN General Assembly and brings together international leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase global climate action.