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State of Green at Climate Week NYC 2023

31 August 2023

Climate Week NYC is the largest annual climate event of its kind, bringing together approximately 400 events and activities across the City of New York. The event is hosted by Climate Group, an international non-profit, whose purpose is to drive climate action, fast. In partnership with the United Nations General Assembly and accordance with the United Nations as well as the City of New York, this years Climate Week NYC will be held from the 17 – 24 September.

This year’s edition of the Climate Week NYC commemorates its 15th anniversary. With a substansial present of companies and government representatives, Denmark is actively engaging global climate dialogue to highlight tangible solutions and policies to fight climate change. State of Green will organise multiple events, focusing on three fundamental questions in the green transition: How can we ensure a just transition? How do we finance it? And how do we accelerate cross sectorial collaboration to speed up the application of tangible solutions?

Sustainability Summit

Monday, 18 September – Wednesday, 20 September

666 3rd Avenue 21st Floor New York, NY 10017 United States


About the summit

Sustainability Summit NYC

Fueled by public-private partnerships, the Sustainability Summit will facilitate three days of dialogue to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Stakeholders across countries and sectors will present best practices and discuss actionable solutions to push a sustainable transition for the planet and people.

Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and partners, the platform consists of 45-minute sessions of talks and debates, networking and receptions. The target audience is global decision-makers from governments, NGOs, civil society, and the private sector.

The summit’s initial day is focused on the intricacies of energy transition, expansion of renewable energy capacity, e-fuels, and sustainable value chains. State of Green is co-hosting the opening panel in partnership with Creative Denmark, Food Nation, Healthcare Denmark, and the Confederation of Danish Industry.

Breaking Barriers, Bridging Divides

Tuesday, 19 September: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Mary Flagler Cary Hall, 450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

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High-level event: Breaking Barriers, Bridging Divides

The cooperation between governments, the private sector, and civil society will determine the future of our planet, as we face a critical window of opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst increasing biodiversity and paving the way towards a more sustainable and resilient planet.

Putting emphasis on Scope 3 emissions, the by-invitation-only event is hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industry, Danish Cleantech Hub, and State of Green. The event brings together thought leaders to discuss how governments, companies, and societies can move away from a narrow focus on reducing direct emissions towards a more holistic worldview where scope 3 emissions, social justice, and biodiversity must be considered in order to avoid eroding skills, jobs, social cohesion, climate, and environment. Attendees of this event can expect a highly interactive afternoon including panel, keynote addresses, discussions as well as an opportunity for networking.

World Energy Transition Summit

Wednesday, 20 September: 12:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Chrysler East Building 21st floor, New York, NY 10174, USA

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World Energy Transition Summit

A significant shift on a worldwide scale is required in how energy is both generated and used. The increasing demand for energy along with the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C highlight the pressing nature of this requirement. On 20 September, the World Energy Transition Summit will bring together global energy leaders in New York representing both public and private sectors from North America and beyond to foster strong alliances and to take stock in the global energy transition. The pivotal event will harness the combined efforts of the public and private sectors to accelerate green innovation and its consequent deployment.

Centered around discussions that prioritize actionable strategies, the Summit’s objective is to propel concrete initiatives, technological advancements, and accelerate investments as well as climate policy structures necessary for achieving a net-zero energy transition. With State of Green as an institutional partner, the World Energy Transition Summit takes on a pragmatic, solution-driven approach to expedite the global decarbonization of energy systems and drive investments in sustainable energy.

More information about the event programme will follow.