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State of Green at New York Climate Week

8 March 2023

New York Climate Week 2022 marks its fourteenth year as the biggest global climate event of its kind. Once again, Denmark has brought together influential leaders from business and government to highlight the importance of public-private climate action. State of Green will host three events, highlighting three key questions in the green transition: How do we ensure a Just transition and how do we finance it? What needs to be done to accelerate cross-sectoral collaboration and climate action?

Event details

Monday September 19, 2:15-3:00 PM (Attendees access from 2:00PM)

A three-day summit of programs and engagement activities to explore sustainability, livability, and inclusivity. Hosted by the Consulate General of Denmark and partners on the famous High Line Park in New York City.

Programs are free & open to the public. Registration required.

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Green Jobs and Renewable Energy – Low Carbon, High Employment

Monday, 19 September

The Consulate General of Denmark in New York and partners are hosting the Citizen Sustainability Summit on September 19-21 at the High Line in New York, during the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly and Climate Week NYC.

To reach the global climate goals we need to ensure a just transition that supports the creation of jobs. According to the International Labor Organization, a 1.5C degree pathway could create a net gain of 18 million jobs by 2030 globally. For the past couple of years, the potential for job creation within the renewable energy sector has been significant, especially within the offshore wind industry. According to Rystand Energy, the demand for people working in the offshore wind industry will triple by the end of this decade, surging to 868,000 jobs globally as the installed offshore wind capacity is steadily increasing.

To fulfill the potential, there is a need for education and training strategies to create a skilled workforce and just transition. Further for retraining, and recertification workers in the fossil fuel sector, and for addressing the potential misalignments between job losses and gains during the energy transition.


As part of the citizen sustainability summit, State of Green and the Danish Confederation of Industries, is hosting an event highlighting the potential of job creation in a decarbonized society with a focus on offshore wind, and what it takes to get there.

Event details

September 20TH 2022, 11:00AM-3:30PM (EST)

Location 05, 450 W 31ST, 7TH FLOOR, NY 10001 NEW YORK

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Countdown to 2030: a new era for public-private partnerships

Tuesday, 20 September

Countdown to 2030: A new era for public-private climate action is a unique transatlantic event, which aims to create a platform for cleantech leaders to discuss climate change action in preparation for 2030. How can public- private partnerships enable a more resilient and green economy, and what needs to be done utilizing stakeholders and across borders to accelerate climate action?

With the UN General Assembly as the backdrop, this event will convene 200 clean economy leaders from the private sector, national, state, and city governments, and financial institutions. Attendees can expect a highly inspirational event together with progressive Danish and American peers.


This  event is hosted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Danish Cleantech Hub, State of Green, and Confederation of Danish Industry. The purpose is to highlight the impact and nature of the private and public sectors’ climate action toward a low-carbon economy.

Event details

Tuesday, September 20, 6.00-9.00 PM

Denmark House (Terrace), 666 Third Avenue, 11th fl. New York City

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From billions to trillions: Mobilising trillions of dollars for the green transition

Tuesday, 20 September

Large-scale infrastructure projects in renewable energy are a major driver of the green transition, and financial capital and investments are crucial to enable the ambitions. Leading by example Danish financial actors are taking up the baton and putting focus on their role in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, investing in responsible companies whose technologies will enable a decarbonized society in the future, and actively seeking to make regulation as ambitious as possible.

The discussions will showcase clear examples of successful public private partnerships and cross sector collaboration. The sessions will consist of a high-level keynote and moderated panel discussions presenting tools and solutions to support investments, partnerships, and business models internationally.


PensionDanmark and PKA, in collaboration with State of Green and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York, will host a high-level panel dialogue on public private partnerships, European renewable energy, and green investments.