NEW YORK CLIMATE WEEK 2020

We are driving the green recovery forward in order to achieve a carbon-neutral future

#environmental sustainability #climate change #social action

At a time when its focus has moved from climate action to how to tackle reconstruction post COVID-19, this year's New York Climate Week (September 21 - 27) will be concentrating on the lessons we can learn from the current situation to help us move towards a carbon neutral future by way of a fair transition. Iberdrola group, worldwide benchmark in the fight against climate change, is approaching this summit convinced that the only way forward with respect to economic recovery and job creation is the green way.

IBERDROLA, COMMITTED TO CLIMATE WEEK

Green Recovery.

Green Recovery

Iberdrola group believes that post COVID-19 recovery can only be green, and is making a case for an economy that is climatically neutral, resilient, sustainable and inclusive.
Fight against climate change.

Worldwide benchmark in the fight against climate change

The company has committed itself to a complete reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 with respect to the 2017 levels and to being carbon neutral by 2050.
Active presence at climate summits.

Active presence at climate summits

We are being extremely active within the framework of the global and regional debate on climate policies.
Energy transition.

We are 20 years ahead of the energy transition

Iberdrola is committed to a clean, reliable and smart model which replaces production using polluting energy sources with clean energies.
World leader in renewable energy.

World leader in renewable energy

The group has invested over 100 billion euros in renewable energy over the past 20 years.
Sustainable mobility.

We are the driving force behind sustainable mobility

We are leading the transition to sustainable mobility and the electrification of transport as an effective way to combat climate change.
Green financing.

An international benchmark in green financing

Iberdrola was the first Spanish company to issue a green bond and we are currently an international benchmark in this form of financing.
Biodiversity.

We are protecting biodiversity

The company is integrating the conservation of ecosystem biodiversity into its strategy and promoting clean energies as the source of sustainable development.
SDG.

Leaders in promoting the SDGs

The group has incorporated the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its corporate strategy, putting special emphasis on SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (climate action), in addition to contributing directly to SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), among others.

KEY FACTORS FOR A GREENER FUTURE

Green jobs.

Green jobs

The transition to a decarbonised economy is an engine of economic growth with the potential to create millions of green jobs.
Environmental taxes.

Environmental taxes

These are based on the principle that the polluter pays and that those behaviours that are harmful to the health of the planet are taxed.
Green recovery measures.

Green recovery measures

Ever more governments, bodies and companies are channelling their efforts into a green post COVID-19 recovery.
The worst decade for the climate.

2010-2019: the worst decade for the climate

The consequences of the increase in the average temperature of the Earth range from a rise in sea levels to extreme weather events.
Climate change.

Mitigating and adapting to climate change

Climate change is a threat to the future of our planet, but there is still time for us to adapt to it and mitigate its effects.
Rain.

Overexploitation of natural resources

Natural resources are essential for our survival, but if we use them faster than they naturally regenerate, there is a distinct danger of them running out.
Food sustainability.

Food sustainability

Organic products, foodtech and reducing food wastage are just some of the ingredients for a more sustainable diet.
Sustainable infrastructures.

Sustainable infrastructures

The world will have to invest $90 trillion in sustainable infrastructure by 2030, according to estimates by The New Climate Economy.
Sustainable urban development.

Sustainable urban development

Citizens, planners and architects with an ecological conscience put their hopes in the eco-neighbourhoods.
Young people.

Young people and public mobilisation

Greta Thunberg is the figurehead of young people's fight against climate change, but she is not alone: thousands of young men and women have joined her.

WHAT THE EXPERTS THINK

Jonathon Porritt.

An unstoppable revolution

In an exclusive article for SHAPES, Jonathon Porritt, co-founder of Forum for the Future, writes that "it is more profitable to build and operate new alternative energy projects that it is to maintain existing conventional plants."
Erik Solheim.

A new ecological development model

Erik Solheim, ex executive director of the PNUMA, writes in SHAPES about the unprecedented opportunity facing us: "for the first time it is possible to adopt a new ecological development model."
Saskia Sassen.

Cities, key factors for change

The sociologist, author and professor Saskia Sassen speaks in SHAPES about the role played by cities in changing the way the new age is managed and insists on the need for us to "move far faster" as regards changing things.
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NEW YORK CLIMATE WEEK

What is Climate Week NYC?

Climate Week NYC is the largest climate summit to be held in 2020. It will bring together leaders from governments, business and civil society, as well as local authorities and international organisations to discuss how to curb global warming.

Why is Climate Week NYC celebrated?

Climate Week NYC aims to rebuild the global economy for people and for the planet as a pathway to a better future. To this end, it seeks to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by half between now and 2030.

Who is organising Climate Week NYC?

Climate Week NYC is organised by The Climate Group, in partnership with the United Nations (UN) and New York City Council. The Climate Group is an environmental NGO working to accelerate climate action to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 °C.

When is Climate Week NYC 2020 taking place?

Climate Week NYC 2020 is being held from 21 to 27 September.

What are the themes of Climate Week NYC 2020?

This year, Climate Week NYC is structured around 10 major themes: clean energy transition; transport and infrastructure; industry and build environment; finance, investment and jobs; food and land use; nature and Science; U.S. and international policy; youth, public mobilisation and justice; sustainable travel and tourism; and climate impacts and adaptation.

What activities are taking place during Climate Week NYC 2020?

The climate summit will kick off with an opening ceremony, which will bring together government and business leaders to outline their commitments to climate action and find ways to continue moving towards meeting ambitious climate goals.

For the third year, Climate Week will host the Hub Live, a series of conferences, forums and workshops allowing the public and private sectors to work together to gather ideas for building a better future.

Another of the main events is the Nest Summit, which will feature the most influential visionaries and politicians in the field of sustainability with the aim of broadening climate awareness.

In addition, Climate Week invites the public to participate by organising their own activities. In total, more than 350 events are planned both in New York and around the world.

You can follow the main activities through the Climate Group's Facebook Watch page.

What is the motto of Climate Week NYC 2020?

This year's motto is For New York, for the World.