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Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September to meet the climate challenge. The Summit will showcase a leap in collective national political ambition and it will demonstrate massive movements in the real economy in support of the agenda. Together, these developments will send strong market and political signals and inject momentum in the “race to the top” among countries, companies, cities and civil society that is needed to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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22 Sep 2019

Time & Place
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10:00
UNHQ, New York
Launch of UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking On 22 September, at least 34 CEOs from banks around the world will sign UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking – a major initiative that we have been working on which is expected to be signed by up to 100 banks by September. Citibank has just endorsed the Principles. The launch event will take place at UN Headquarters and Inger Andersen and the Secretary General will be present, along with media. There will be a public event held on 23 September to launch the Principles outside the UN in NYC (more info after HLPF).
10:30
92Y, New York
Social Good Summit That’s the central idea behind the Social Good Summit, which brings together global citizens from every walk of life to share their ideas and energy to create the world we all deserve. Every year, Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, and the 92nd Street Y host the Summit as a space for this crucial conversation, connecting today’s global leaders with tomorrow’s innovators and activists. This year’s sponsor, Pfizer, provides support for our efforts.

For its landmark 10th year, SGS 2019 will focus on an issue that has implications for every aspect of our lives: climate change. Many of us have already experienced serious implications from climate change, and the global poor are already facing outsized impacts.

21 Sep 2019

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Event Details
10:30
New York
Youth Climate Summit The UN Youth Climate Summit is a platform for young leaders who are driving climate action to showcase their solutions at the United Nations, and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time. This event will take place on Saturday, September 21 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, as part of a weekend of events leading up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, September 23.

23 Sep 2019

Time & Place
Event Details
11:00
NYC Library, New York
MISK-SGEY Youth Summit The inaugural Misk-OSGEY Youth Forum aims to support young people to lead the way in transforming the purpose of business, by growing the number of global entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (entrepreneurship within an existing organization) for good.