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Climate Week NYC Hub

Welcome to our Public Arena during Climate Week NYC. September 12–25, 2022

Follow what happened during the Climate Week NYC. We had over 10 million viewers on Twitter from more than 160 countries. You can re-watch and re-tweet The Road to COP27 broadcast on Twitter.


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September 12

11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET — Amsterdam Climate Week

As humanity faces collectively catastrophes, what can we do? How do we create radical change in consciousness? How do we mobilize the whole world?

Join us online on September 12 for the opening session of Amsterdam Climate Week, to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

Noam Chomsky, John D. Liu, and Alicia Fall will join a live panel in Amsterdam and on We Don’t Have Time to galvanize the city by building up a permanent organization for collective mobilization. Read more.

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September 19

Live soon

9:00 am – 10:00 am ET — Circular Table Talks: A Proper Carbon Price - a Key to Higher Climate Action?

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the first episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. In this episode, C02, the main greenhouse gas, is in focus. The episode will look at whether a circular economy transforms it from a problem to a useful resource. What role carbon pricing plays in enabling this shift and present real world examples. Read more.

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11:30 am–1:00 pm ET — Reaching Net Zero: How We Can Achieve the Ambitious Pledges for Carbon Reductions Amid New Laws and Regulations

With increasingly dire forecasts on climate change, companies across the globe have rushed to commit to net zero carbon emissions. However, pledges are not plans, and – despite this wave of good faith – significant obstacles exist for most organizations to reach their targets, including the limits of re-engineering and the pace of implementation of new technologies. The challenges are made more complex – but also more urgent – with the emergence of new laws and regulations under consideration in Europe and the United States.

This session will explore:

  • How can companies move past pledges toward actionable plans to achieve net zero targets?
  • How can organizations navigate the latest regulations around the world, from new proposed rules by the SEC requiring disclosure of emissions and net zero plans to European Climate Law that sets intermediate and long-term emissions goals?
  • How can organizations adopt new technologies and business models and use more sophisticated tools (like the Science Based Target initiative) to set and achieve ambitious carbon reduction goals?

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2:30–4:00 pm ET — A Fast and Fair Clean Energy Transition: How We Can Unlock Capital for Climate Mitigation in an Equitable and Just Way

To reach net zero global emissions by 2050 and avert the worst impacts of climate change, the world will need to deploy clean energy technologies much more rapidly. This will require a massive surge in public and private investment across mature, clean technologies and early-stage and breakthrough solutions. Support for clean energy innovation and transition is especially critical for emerging and developing economies as they try to reconcile poverty alleviation and economic growth with global decarbonization goals. Proven strategies – from investment in local research and innovation to knowledge and technology transfer – can help countries advance cleantech solutions tailored to their specific needs and take the lead in determining their own energy future.

This session will explore:

  • How can the public and private sectors work together to unlock capital for innovation and create markets for new clean technologies and businesses?
  • How can we fund and strengthen local energy innovation ecosystems in emerging and developing economies?
  • How can we center equity and justice in deep decarbonization efforts?

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6:45pm –7:45 pm ET — Fashion 4 Development: Green Carpet and Awards

Join us for Fashion 4 Development’s Second Annual Sustainable Goals Banquet on September 19. Invitees include UN Ambassadors, Heads of Delegations, Diplomats, Fashion and Entertainment VIPs and Prominent Climate Change Activists to recognize the importance of sustainable lifestyle practices. We will broadcast live from the Green Carpet.

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September 20

Live soon

8:30 am – 9:00 am ET — Green Finance

Shifting trillions of dollars from the old dirty economy into the green one is key to combating climate change. But is it happening, are too many of the finance pledges by banks, investment houses and pension funds under the UN Race to Zero greenwashing?

Recently the Economist savaged many of these claims under a system called ESG, others have accused too many big investors as ‘playing it both ways’. We hear the views of two experts on what needs fixing.

Speakers:

  • Adrienne Buller, Director of Research, Common Wealth
  • Daan Van Acker, Program Manager, InfluenceMap

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9:00 am – 9:20 am ET — Automated Impact: Putting the Power of Climate Action Into the Hands of Consumers

Since its beginnings a decade ago, Aspiration has pioneered the category of Sustainability as a Service for both individuals and businesses. Aspiration CEO Andrei Cherny will discuss how we can better understand and engage the climate-conscious consumer, and how the company's introduction of industry-challenging innovations like fossil fuel-free spending and saving and impact scores that help its members shop sustainably is putting the power of automated climate action directly into our hands.

Speaker:

  • Andrei Cherny, CEO & Co-founder of Aspiration

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9:30 am – 9:50 am ET — It’s Not The Cow, It’s The How

Did you know that including a small portion of seaweed into dairy cows' diets can reduce their methane emissions by up to 90%? Join us in this session to learn how Neutral partners with farmers across America to realize new emissions reduction projects to reduce the carbon footprint of dairy drastically.

Speakers:

  • Marcus Lovell Smith, CEO, Neutral
  • Ann Radil, Head of Carbon Reduction, Neutral

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9:50 am – 10:50 am ET — How To Meet Your Sustainability Targets: Actions All Organizations Can Take Today

We hear a lot of talk about how different technological advancements will solve the climate crisis, but the fact is that we already have most of the solutions we need. In this session, we will explore 64 actions all organizations can take today to decarbonize their operations.

Speakers:

  • Angela Hultberg, Global Sustainability Director, Kearney
  • Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors
  • Greg Polk, VP, Global Government Relations & Citizenship, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Matt Helgeson, Head of Sustainability, USA Siemens

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10:50 am – 11:10 am ET — Supporting Sustainable Changemakers

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Chris Ferzli, Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs & ESG, WeWork
  • Jeffrey Prosserman, Founder & CEO, Voltpost
  • Ryan Li, Cofounder & CEO, ReVert Technologies, Inc.

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11:10 am – 12:00 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Shana Rappaport, SVP & Executive Director, VERGE at GreenBiz Group GreenBiz Group
  • Dr. Dale Rickert, Global Conference Lead, GREENTECH FESTIVAL
  • Natalia Vega-Berry, CEO & Founder, Global Brain Foundation & New Zero World

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11:30 am–1:00 pm ET — The Food Crisis and the Threat of Global Destabilization: How We Can Take Urgent and Sustainable Action to Address Food Insecurity

First came the historic drought in Africa, China, and Europe, exacerbated by global warming and lowering crop yields. Then came a global pandemic, disrupting the global supply chain of critical agricultural trade. The war in Ukraine followed with two consequences: the cost of oil has doubled prices for fertilizer, and a blockade of Ukraine’s grain has reduced supplies to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia by half. As a result of these issues, more than 276 million people around the world are at risk of acute food insecurity. This number is twice as high as it was three years ago, leading to what the World Food Program is calling a “hunger catastrophe.” As global supply chains and traditional farming practices have been increasingly disrupted by the effects of climate change and geopolitical events, there are urgent needs to adopt climate-smart, regenerative, and indigenous agricultural practices around the world and to help create equitable and sustainable access to nutritious food.

This session will explore:

  • How can we partner with and elevate traditional agricultural practices to respond to the urgent hunger crisis?
  • How can local and global food systems be strengthened and work collaboratively to adapt to the effects of climate change?
  • How can we work to prioritize equity and nutrition as we safeguard sustainable access to food?

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12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET — Music for Climate Action

Join us for a music interlude, live from NYC

Lord Jenny - We Don't Have Time (Nigerian cover)

I’m an island - Bernadette La Hengst

Save The World - Bernadette La Hengst featuring Nick Nuttall

I Need Air - Bernadette La Hengst

Carried Away - Decades After Paris

Trouble - Decades After Paris

We All Own The Sky - Enda Reilly

We Don't Have Time- Sustainable Soundtracks feat. Adam Baptiste

And several retransmissions from previous broadcasts

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1:00 pm – 1:20 pm ET — Voices of Frankie: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Fossil fuel subsidies and the urgency to phase them down will be in focus with We Don't Have Time's Dino Talks partner the UN Development Programme (UNDP) front man ‘Frankie the Dinosaur’ and Goodwill Ambassador ‘Game of Thrones’ star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Speakers:

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor, Goodwill Ambassador, UNDP
  • Frankie The Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

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1:20 pm – 1:35 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speaker:

  • Efrem Bycer, Senior Manager, Public Policy & Economic Graph, LinkedIn

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1:35 pm – 2:00 pm ET — Fast-forwarding Climate Action Through Agriculture and Food

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Maria Lettini, Executive Director, FAIRR
  • Brent Loken, Global Lead Food Scientist, WWF
  • Lasse Bruun, CEO, 50by40

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET — Earth4All: One Future, Two Scenarios, One Choice.

The economic system keeps crashing. It destabilizes societies and the planet. It's time to install a new operating system.  

An international team of scientists, economists, and advocates has joined forces to develop scenarios and show what choices we need to make in the next decisive decade to ensure a good life for all on a liveable planet. They will present their findings and the Earth For All book in this unique session live from Climate Week NYC on We Don’t Have Time. It is time now for governments to act on this vision. And for everybody to join our chorus of voices and build together a movement of minds, hearts, and souls to champion it.

Speakers:

  • Per Espen Stoknes, Co-Director Center for Sustainability and Energy, Full Member Club of Rome, Norwegian Business School
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, Club of Rome
  • Gaya Herrington, Vice President ESG Research and a Member of the Transformational Economics Committee, Club of Rome
  • Amanda Janoo, Economic & Policy Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll)
  • Fadhel Kaboub, Associate Professor of Economics, Denison University

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2:30–4:00 pm ET — The Climate Crisis We Are Already In: How We Can Accelerate Adaptation To a Changing Climate

As the impacts of climate change worsen, accelerating climate adaptation strategies to the same levels of mitigation has become more urgent and will require increased investment. The Global Commission on Adaptation estimates that investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation from 2020 to 2030 could generate $7.1 trillion in total net benefits – in avoided losses, lower risks and improved economic benefits, and social and environmental benefits such as improved biodiversity and cleaner air and water. Climate adaptation measures protect the most vulnerable communities and ecosystems, and make companies more resilient to climate-related environmental and economic shocks.

This session will explore:

  • How can we identify and accelerate the most critical adaptation strategies – from early warning systems and resilient infrastructure to climate-smart agriculture and mangrove and water protection – across different communities and countries?
  • How can companies prepare for the impacts of climate change on their businesses, including supply-chain breakdowns, employee migrations, and increases in diseases?
  • How can we increase the financing available, so these efforts are not competing for resources with climate mitigation strategies?

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3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET — Scaling Climate Solutions Exponentially


This Climate Week NY session will deep dive into how we can exponentially scale climate solutions in society.

We must urgently move away from old, fossil dependent business models, towards products and services that are compatible with a 1.5°C  aligned economy. To do this, we need bold, disruptive and transformative companies leading the way. Join us and hear from three companies in the forefront of this transition, sharing their story on how they currently scale climate solutions to the world.

Speakers:

  • Owen Gaffney, Co-founder ERI, Sustainability Writer & Analyst, PIK
  • Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability, Polestar
  • Eva Karlsson, CEO, Houdini
  • Sarah Chandler, Senior Director, Environment & Supply Chain Innovation, Apple
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

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4:00 pm – 4:55 pm ET — UNDP Hour

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Boaz Paldi, Global Partnerships & Campaigns, UNDP
  • Chris Kemper, CEO and Founder, Palmetto
  • Prakash Arunkundrum, Head of Global Operations and Sustainability, Logitech
  • Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General & Director of Bureau of External Relations & Advocacy, UNDP
  • Frankie The Dinosaur, Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

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4:55 pm – 5:10 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Debbie Levin, CEO, Environmental Media Association

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5:10 pm – 5:40 pm ET — Upping the Ambition for a Global Plastics Treaty

Join us for this session with Ragn-Sells, live from New York City. We will focus on plastics and plastic waste, examining how we can fast forward, real and sustainable markets for recycled waste plastics. We will hear from experts about the global situation, exploring the possibilities the UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution opened and spotlighting some breakthroughs in circularity.

Speakers:

  • Sheila Aggarwal-Khan, Economy Division Director, UNEP
  • Massimo Forti, CEO, Ragn-Sells Danmark A/S
  • Erin Simon, Head, Plastic Waste + Business, WWF
  • Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP

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5:40 pm – 6:10 pm ET — The Impact of Digitalization

The digital industry has a leadership role in racing towards net zero value chains, but also accelerating the movement to halve emission in all supply chains. It is crucial to halve emissions in all other sectors, while also enabling sustainable choices and raising climate awareness among people. Join us and Ericsson for this session brought to you live from Climate Week NYC.

Speaker:

  • Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

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6:10 pm – 6:30 pm ET — The Road to COP27

In this session, we will wrap up our Climate Week NYC show with Founder and Chair of CDP Paul Dickinson with some new and fresh take home messages and perspectives on our opening theme: global climate finance.


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September 21

9:00am – 11:00 am ET — Circular Table Talks II: Wastewater and Climate Change: Today Every Drop Counts

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the second episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. This episode will focus on wastewater, the enormous potential in harvesting the nitrogen and phosphorus and other goodies so as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also generate useful materials for, agriculture for example. Read more.

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11:00 am – 11:15 am ET — Solutions House: Welcome To The Solutions Economy

Albert Einstein said, "we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them". The opening session of Solutions House will bring together leading thinkers and their proposal for a new ‘Solutions Economy’, in which climate is capital.

Speakers:

  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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11:15 am – 12:45 pm ET — Solutions House: We just made changing the world easier: The 1.5°C Business Playbook for exponential climate action

The first 1.5°C Business Playbook was a hit. It is now supported by companies with a combined revenue of over 900 billion dollars. These are not any companies. These are the most disruptive and innovative companies on Earth. The playbook gives businesses of any size the 4 Climate Pillar strategy to create value while crushing their emissions… and emissions they influence. Join us for the launch of the upgraded 1.5 Business Playbook v.2.0. It makes changing the world even easier.

Speakers:

  • Per Espen Stoknes, Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-founder, Futerra
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Fiona Macklin, Race to Zero Campaign Manager
  • Andreas Ahrens, Head of Climate, IKEA
  • Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson
  • Emma Stewart, Netflix Sustainability Officer
  • Ida Krabek, Head of Global Sustainability, Ørsted

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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‍12:45 pm – 2:15 pm ET — Solutions House: Reinventing supply chains to halve emissions by 2030

For many companies, most emissions are locked in their supply chains. These emissions are difficult to reach and even more difficult to control. What are the solutions to incentivise suppliers to cut emissions? How do we make it as easy as possible for companies to engage with their suppliers? How can we reduce friction to action? This event will present open source tools and key strategies such as the shift towards 100% renewable energy through disruptive innovation.

Speakers

  • Diana Wilkinson, Director and Global Lead, Supply Chain, BSR
  • Ramiro Fernandez, Campaigns Director at the Climate Champions Team
  • Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson
  • Bessma Aljarbou, Director, Supplier Carbon Solutions, Apple
  • Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability, Polestar
  • Andreas Ahrens, Head of Climate, IKEA
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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2:15 pm – 4:00 pm ET — Solutions House: Meet The Solutionists: Entrepreneurship in Action

In the face of our climate emergency, we desperately need entrepreneurs working to fix the future. We’ve invited inspiring Solutionists from large corporations and breakthrough start-ups to share their strategies, advice and vision for the future. Join them to plot out how Solutionists can transform business into part of the solution.

Speakers

  • Ezgi Barcenas, Chief Sustainability Officer, AB InBev
  • Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Schneider Electric
  • Sharon Barak, CTO & Co-Founder, Solutum
  • Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros Harispuru, CEO, Toroto
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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September 22

Live soon

9:00 am – 11:00 am ET — Circular Table Talks III: Out of the Ashes: New Circular Materials Reborn

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the third episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. The third episode of the Circular Table Talks series will focus on the need for new principles behind circular flows of resources. Shifting the focus from waste treatment to resource generation.

In the episode the difficult issue of how to manage complex waste streams will be tackled. These not only carry composite materials that are hard to separate and recycle, but they also contain toxic substances. One alternative to the traditional method of piling this waste into landfills, is the use of controlled incineration of hazardous waste. Hear from companies that are developing this type of waste management system about its benefits.

We will also take stock of the global state of resource recycling, take a deep dive into new developments in the Nordics and explore some new innovations that are being developed.

Listen to experts and practitioners that are transforming the waste management sector from a linear waste treatment process into a circular resource generating process.  Where resources flow in a loop, getting detoxified and separated into useful materials so that they can be used again and again. Read more.

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET — Solutions House: Natural Climate Solutions

At this session, some of the world’s leading experts will present the latest research on climate solutions from land, forest, agriculture, peat and wet land. They will introduce a new report, the Exponential Roadmap for Natural Climate Solutions. Join to hear what this means for companies investing in protecting and restoring nature.

Speakers:

  • Owen Gaffney, Co Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative, & Global Sustainability Writer & Analyst, PIK
  • Michael Wolosin, Managing Director, Conservation International
  • Yee Lee, VP Growth, Terraformation
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Dr. Starry Sprenkle-Hyppolite, Restoration Science Director, Conservation International
  • Lucy Shea, Group CEO, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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12:00 pm – 12:45 pm ET — Solutions House: Fireside Chat with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Join us for an intimate conversation between Chief Solutionist of Futerra, Solitaire Townsend, and marine biologist, policy expert and author Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. We’ll invite attendees to join the discussion, focusing on finding joy in climate action. We can all play a role in the climate movement by tapping into our skills, resources and networks in ways that bring us satisfaction – what’s yours?

Speakers:

  • Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Author & Co-Founder, Urban Ocean Lab
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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12:45 pm – 1:45 pm ET — Solutions House - Fireside Chat with EPA Associate Administrator Rosemary Enobakhare & Google.org

Speakers:

  • Rosemary Enobakhare, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dr. Robert Bullard, Director, Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University
  • Dr. Beverly Wright, Founder and Executive Director, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
  • Kate Brandt, Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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1:45 pm – 2:45 pm ET — Solutions House: Scaling Exponential Climate Policy: from Laggards to Disruptors for System Change

Conventional wisdom in the climate action and advocacy space too often sees innovation and the deployment of green technology as a given, taken care of by the private sector, whereas the catalyzation and protection of such solutions to the climate crisis need a much sharper, systematic and visionary policy approach. This session will draw on initial pioneering work done in collaboration between the Climate Governance Commission and the Exponential Roadmap Initiative on the concept of "Exponential Policy" — that is, policies tailored across the climate solution life-cycle to trigger cascading system changes, addressing key areas of economic and social transformation.

Speakers:

  • Maja Groff, Convener, Climate Governance Commission, NOW Partners, and Future Economy Forum
  • Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
  • Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research, Global Challenges Foundation
  • Johan Falk, Co-Founder & CEO, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Dhairya Pujara, Founder, CEO, YCenter
  • Rebekah Shirley, Director of Research, Data & Innovation, World Resources Institute Africa
  • Lars Lundström, Chief Environmental Officer, H2 Green Steel

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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2:45 pm – 3:45 pm ET — Solutions House: Covering The Solutions - Press Panel

Over 60% of people worldwide see ‘much more’ coverage of climate problems rather than solutions. We’ve got to flip that script and make our solutions media-worthy. Our panel of journalists will explore what makes a great story, share the worst press releases they’ve received and help plot climate coverage that’s solutions-orientated. Join us to learn the tricks of the trade.

Speakers:

  • Eric Roston, Sustainability Editor, Bloomberg
  • Zoya Teirstein, Staff Writer, Grist
  • Justin Worland, Senior Correspondent, TIME
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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September 23

9:00 am – 11:00 am ET — Circular Table Talks IV: Plastics: Molding a Sustainable Future Now

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the forth episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. This episode will focus on plastics and plastic waste, examining how we can fast forward, real and sustainable markets for recycled waste plastics. Hearing from guests about the global situation and spotlighting some breakthroughs in circularity such as new processes for bringing back previously hard to reuse plastics. Read more.

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11:00 am – 11:45 am ET — Solutions House: Are Tipping Points Always Bad?

New research has warned the world might be passing 5 dangerous tipping points, including the collapse of the Greenland and West Antarctic Ice Sheets, tropical coral reef die off, and the abrupt thawing of Northern permafrost. But…points can tip both ways. Solutions House is delighted to host leading voices from the recent conference Tipping Points – From Climate Crisis to Positive Transformation. Hot off the press from that event, leaders from the Earth4All initiative will share 5 ‘positive tipping points’ – the extraordinary turnarounds the world needs right now, and how to deliver them. This is a radical blueprint for change and Solutions House will be the first to hear this new agenda. Come and be tipped towards the answers.

Speakers:

  • Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra
  • Owen Gaffney, Co-Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative, & Global Sustainability Writer & Analyst, PIK

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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11:45 am – 1:15 pm ET — Solutions House: The Secret Power Of Lifestyle Emissions

This year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) put people power into the plan to meet the Paris Agreement. They calculate that 'behavior and socio-cultural' changes could rapidly save 5% of all demand-side carbon emissions. The potential is huge, but how do we get there? Join behavioral scientists and pioneering businesses to discover products and persuasion which could change our lives (and the climate) for good.

Speakers:

  • Kate Brandt, CSO, Google
  • Per Espen Stoknes, Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Wardah Malik, CEO, BEWorks
  • Angela Cooper, Senior Strategist, BEWorks
  • Dominic Waughray, Senior Advisor to the CEO, WBCSD

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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1:15 pm – 2:45 pm ET — Solutions House: The Future Is Intersectional

If you can’t solve a crisis with the same thinking that caused it – can you solve it with the same leadership? Across the world; women, people of color, young people and underrepresented groups are stepping up to climate leadership. Join the CEO of the Climate Group, Helen Clarkson, and a panel of intersectional leaders talk about how solving climate change is changing leadership.

Speakers:

  • Helen Clarkson, OBE, CEO, The Climate Group
  • Mona Sinha, Board Chair, ERA Fund for Women’s Equality & Women Moving Millions
  • Jennifer Alcorn, Deputy Director, Gates Foundation
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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2:45 pm – 3:30 pm ET — Solutions House: Multi-Solving For Permacrisis

In our age of permanent crisis we can’t afford to be ‘single issue’ solvers. The concept of ‘multi-solving’ seeks to build long-term resilience while delivering short-term wellbeing and justice. Join experts in politics, gender, system dynamics and communications to delve into how multisolves work.

Speakers:

  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, President, The Club of Rome
  • Lisa Witter, Co-Founder, Apolitical
  • Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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3:30 pm – 4:45 pm ET — Solutions House: Storytelling The Solutions

How can we put solutions in the story? Writers, producers, actors and showrunners spin up magic out of thin air. They make us laugh. They make us cry. They terrify us. But most of all they make us care about the worlds they create. Now these brilliant storytellers are turning their creative superpowers towards climate solutions and future worlds we want to live in. Solutions House will host a unique session with very special guests who can weave the stories that change the world.

Speakers:

  • Anna Jane Joyner, Founder, Good Energy Stories
  • Kristy Drutman. Brown Girl Green, Co-founder of Green Jobs Board
  • Dr. Adanna Steinacker, House of Adanna
  • Solitaire Townsend, Co-founder/Chief Solutionist, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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4:45 pm – 6:45 pm ET — Solutions House: Celebrating The Exponential Solutions

Please join us for an interactive high-level session with an introductory speech and key insights from one of the most influential climate scientists of our time: Johan Rockstrom. Come and celebrate the solutions of our time!

Speakers:

  • Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Johan Falk, Co-Founder & CEO, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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September 24

9:00 am – 11:00 am ET — Circular Table Talks V: Circularity and 21st-century Logistics

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the fifth episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. This episode will focus on fossil fuel free logistics and how we can transform the way goods arrive and then are delivered. But also how the waste generated is taken out of our communities in ways that have a drastically lower carbon footprint, reduce traffic congestion and help build greener, more liveable cities. Read more.

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September 25

9:00 am – 10:00 am ET — Fossil Fuel Subsidies & Agriculture

We Don’t Have Time and UNDP are proud to present Dino Talks VII, the seventh episode in a series of 10 about fossil fuel subsidies. Today, oil-based fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides still dominate in agriculture. Too often, they are supplied from energy intensive mining operations and long supply chains with heavy carbon footprints invariably supported by subsidized fossil fuels. Could we make agriculture more efficient, less polluting and more careful of scarce resources, if fossil fuel subsidies were managed down and innovations are given a better chance to compete and succeed? Learn more.

Speakers:

  • Steve Trent, CEO & Founder, Environmental Justice Foundation
  • Sara Stiernström, Product Manager, EasyMining

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September 12

11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET — Amsterdam Climate Week

As humanity faces collectively catastrophes, what can we do? How do we create radical change in consciousness? How do we mobilize the whole world?

Join us online on September 12 for the opening session of Amsterdam Climate Week, to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

Noam Chomsky, John D. Liu, and Alicia Fall will join a live panel in Amsterdam and on We Don’t Have Time to galvanize the city by building up a permanent organization for collective mobilization. Read more.

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September 19

9:00 am – 10:00 am ET — Circular Table Talks: A Proper Carbon Price - a Key to Higher Climate Action?

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the first episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. In this episode, C02, the main greenhouse gas, is in focus. The episode will look at whether a circular economy transforms it from a problem to a useful resource. What role carbon pricing plays in enabling this shift and present real world examples. Read more.

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11:30 am–1:00 pm ET — Reaching Net Zero: How We Can Achieve the Ambitious Pledges for Carbon Reductions Amid New Laws and Regulations

With increasingly dire forecasts on climate change, companies across the globe have rushed to commit to net zero carbon emissions. However, pledges are not plans, and – despite this wave of good faith – significant obstacles exist for most organizations to reach their targets, including the limits of re-engineering and the pace of implementation of new technologies. The challenges are made more complex – but also more urgent – with the emergence of new laws and regulations under consideration in Europe and the United States.

This session will explore:

  • How can companies move past pledges toward actionable plans to achieve net zero targets?
  • How can organizations navigate the latest regulations around the world, from new proposed rules by the SEC requiring disclosure of emissions and net zero plans to European Climate Law that sets intermediate and long-term emissions goals?
  • How can organizations adopt new technologies and business models and use more sophisticated tools (like the Science Based Target initiative) to set and achieve ambitious carbon reduction goals?

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2:30–4:00 pm ET — A Fast and Fair Clean Energy Transition: How We Can Unlock Capital for Climate Mitigation in an Equitable and Just Way

To reach net zero global emissions by 2050 and avert the worst impacts of climate change, the world will need to deploy clean energy technologies much more rapidly. This will require a massive surge in public and private investment across mature, clean technologies and early-stage and breakthrough solutions. Support for clean energy innovation and transition is especially critical for emerging and developing economies as they try to reconcile poverty alleviation and economic growth with global decarbonization goals. Proven strategies – from investment in local research and innovation to knowledge and technology transfer – can help countries advance cleantech solutions tailored to their specific needs and take the lead in determining their own energy future.

This session will explore:

  • How can the public and private sectors work together to unlock capital for innovation and create markets for new clean technologies and businesses?
  • How can we fund and strengthen local energy innovation ecosystems in emerging and developing economies?
  • How can we center equity and justice in deep decarbonization efforts?

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6:45pm –7:45 pm ET — Fashion 4 Development: Green Carpet and Awards

Join us for Fashion 4 Development’s Second Annual Sustainable Goals Banquet on September 19. Invitees include UN Ambassadors, Heads of Delegations, Diplomats, Fashion and Entertainment VIPs and Prominent Climate Change Activists to recognize the importance of sustainable lifestyle practices. We will broadcast live from the Green Carpet.

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September 20

8:30 am – 9:00 am ET — Green Finance

Shifting trillions of dollars from the old dirty economy into the green one is key to combating climate change. But is it happening, are too many of the finance pledges by banks, investment houses and pension funds under the UN Race to Zero greenwashing?

Recently the Economist savaged many of these claims under a system called ESG, others have accused too many big investors as ‘playing it both ways’. We hear the views of two experts on what needs fixing.

Speakers:

  • Adrienne Buller, Director of Research, Common Wealth
  • Daan Van Acker, Program Manager, InfluenceMap

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9:00 am – 9:20 am ET — Automated Impact: Putting the Power of Climate Action Into the Hands of Consumers

Since its beginnings a decade ago, Aspiration has pioneered the category of Sustainability as a Service for both individuals and businesses. Aspiration CEO Andrei Cherny will discuss how we can better understand and engage the climate-conscious consumer, and how the company's introduction of industry-challenging innovations like fossil fuel-free spending and saving and impact scores that help its members shop sustainably is putting the power of automated climate action directly into our hands.

Speaker:

  • Andrei Cherny, CEO & Co-founder of Aspiration

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9:30 am – 9:50 am ET — It’s Not The Cow, It’s The How

Did you know that including a small portion of seaweed into dairy cows' diets can reduce their methane emissions by up to 90%? Join us in this session to learn how Neutral partners with farmers across America to realize new emissions reduction projects to reduce the carbon footprint of dairy drastically.

Speakers:

  • Marcus Lovell Smith, CEO, Neutral
  • Ann Radil, Head of Carbon Reduction, Neutral

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9:50 am – 10:50 am ET — How To Meet Your Sustainability Targets: Actions All Organizations Can Take Today

We hear a lot of talk about how different technological advancements will solve the climate crisis, but the fact is that we already have most of the solutions we need. In this session, we will explore 64 actions all organizations can take today to decarbonize their operations.

Speakers:

  • Angela Hultberg, Global Sustainability Director, Kearney
  • Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors
  • Greg Polk, VP, Global Government Relations & Citizenship, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Matt Helgeson, Head of Sustainability, USA Siemens

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10:50 am – 11:10 am ET — Supporting Sustainable Changemakers

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Chris Ferzli, Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs & ESG, WeWork
  • Jeffrey Prosserman, Founder & CEO, Voltpost
  • Ryan Li, Cofounder & CEO, ReVert Technologies, Inc.

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11:10 am – 12:00 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Shana Rappaport, SVP & Executive Director, VERGE at GreenBiz Group GreenBiz Group
  • Dr. Dale Rickert, Global Conference Lead, GREENTECH FESTIVAL
  • Natalia Vega-Berry, CEO & Founder, Global Brain Foundation & New Zero World

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11:30 am–1:00 pm ET — The Food Crisis and the Threat of Global Destabilization: How We Can Take Urgent and Sustainable Action to Address Food Insecurity

First came the historic drought in Africa, China, and Europe, exacerbated by global warming and lowering crop yields. Then came a global pandemic, disrupting the global supply chain of critical agricultural trade. The war in Ukraine followed with two consequences: the cost of oil has doubled prices for fertilizer, and a blockade of Ukraine’s grain has reduced supplies to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia by half. As a result of these issues, more than 276 million people around the world are at risk of acute food insecurity. This number is twice as high as it was three years ago, leading to what the World Food Program is calling a “hunger catastrophe.” As global supply chains and traditional farming practices have been increasingly disrupted by the effects of climate change and geopolitical events, there are urgent needs to adopt climate-smart, regenerative, and indigenous agricultural practices around the world and to help create equitable and sustainable access to nutritious food.

This session will explore:

  • How can we partner with and elevate traditional agricultural practices to respond to the urgent hunger crisis?
  • How can local and global food systems be strengthened and work collaboratively to adapt to the effects of climate change?
  • How can we work to prioritize equity and nutrition as we safeguard sustainable access to food?

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12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET — Music for Climate Action

Join us for a music interlude, live from NYC

Lord Jenny - We Don't Have Time (Nigerian cover)

I’m an island - Bernadette La Hengst

Save The World - Bernadette La Hengst featuring Nick Nuttall

I Need Air - Bernadette La Hengst

Carried Away - Decades After Paris

Trouble - Decades After Paris

We All Own The Sky - Enda Reilly

We Don't Have Time- Sustainable Soundtracks feat. Adam Baptiste

And several retransmissions from previous broadcasts

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1:00 pm – 1:20 pm ET — Voices of Frankie: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Fossil fuel subsidies and the urgency to phase them down will be in focus with We Don't Have Time's Dino Talks partner the UN Development Programme (UNDP) front man ‘Frankie the Dinosaur’ and Goodwill Ambassador ‘Game of Thrones’ star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Speakers:

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor, Goodwill Ambassador, UNDP
  • Frankie The Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

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1:20 pm – 1:35 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speaker:

  • Efrem Bycer, Senior Manager, Public Policy & Economic Graph, LinkedIn

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1:35 pm – 2:00 pm ET — Fast-forwarding Climate Action Through Agriculture and Food

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Maria Lettini, Executive Director, FAIRR
  • Brent Loken, Global Lead Food Scientist, WWF
  • Lasse Bruun, CEO, 50by40

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET — Earth4All: One Future, Two Scenarios, One Choice.

The economic system keeps crashing. It destabilizes societies and the planet. It's time to install a new operating system.  

An international team of scientists, economists, and advocates has joined forces to develop scenarios and show what choices we need to make in the next decisive decade to ensure a good life for all on a liveable planet. They will present their findings and the Earth For All book in this unique session live from Climate Week NYC on We Don’t Have Time. It is time now for governments to act on this vision. And for everybody to join our chorus of voices and build together a movement of minds, hearts, and souls to champion it.

Speakers:

  • Per Espen Stoknes, Co-Director Center for Sustainability and Energy, Full Member Club of Rome, Norwegian Business School
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, Club of Rome
  • Gaya Herrington, Vice President ESG Research and a Member of the Transformational Economics Committee, Club of Rome
  • Amanda Janoo, Economic & Policy Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll)
  • Fadhel Kaboub, Associate Professor of Economics, Denison University

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2:30–4:00 pm ET — The Climate Crisis We Are Already In: How We Can Accelerate Adaptation To a Changing Climate

As the impacts of climate change worsen, accelerating climate adaptation strategies to the same levels of mitigation has become more urgent and will require increased investment. The Global Commission on Adaptation estimates that investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation from 2020 to 2030 could generate $7.1 trillion in total net benefits – in avoided losses, lower risks and improved economic benefits, and social and environmental benefits such as improved biodiversity and cleaner air and water. Climate adaptation measures protect the most vulnerable communities and ecosystems, and make companies more resilient to climate-related environmental and economic shocks.

This session will explore:

  • How can we identify and accelerate the most critical adaptation strategies – from early warning systems and resilient infrastructure to climate-smart agriculture and mangrove and water protection – across different communities and countries?
  • How can companies prepare for the impacts of climate change on their businesses, including supply-chain breakdowns, employee migrations, and increases in diseases?
  • How can we increase the financing available, so these efforts are not competing for resources with climate mitigation strategies?

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3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET — Scaling Climate Solutions Exponentially


This Climate Week NY session will deep dive into how we can exponentially scale climate solutions in society.

We must urgently move away from old, fossil dependent business models, towards products and services that are compatible with a 1.5°C  aligned economy. To do this, we need bold, disruptive and transformative companies leading the way. Join us and hear from three companies in the forefront of this transition, sharing their story on how they currently scale climate solutions to the world.

Speakers:

  • Owen Gaffney, Co-founder ERI, Sustainability Writer & Analyst, PIK
  • Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability, Polestar
  • Eva Karlsson, CEO, Houdini
  • Sarah Chandler, Senior Director, Environment & Supply Chain Innovation, Apple
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

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4:00 pm – 4:55 pm ET — UNDP Hour

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Boaz Paldi, Global Partnerships & Campaigns, UNDP
  • Chris Kemper, CEO and Founder, Palmetto
  • Prakash Arunkundrum, Head of Global Operations and Sustainability, Logitech
  • Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General & Director of Bureau of External Relations & Advocacy, UNDP
  • Frankie The Dinosaur, Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

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4:55 pm – 5:10 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Debbie Levin, CEO, Environmental Media Association

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5:10 pm – 5:40 pm ET — Upping the Ambition for a Global Plastics Treaty

Join us for this session with Ragn-Sells, live from New York City. We will focus on plastics and plastic waste, examining how we can fast forward, real and sustainable markets for recycled waste plastics. We will hear from experts about the global situation, exploring the possibilities the UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution opened and spotlighting some breakthroughs in circularity.

Speakers:

  • Sheila Aggarwal-Khan, Economy Division Director, UNEP
  • Massimo Forti, CEO, Ragn-Sells Danmark A/S
  • Erin Simon, Head, Plastic Waste + Business, WWF
  • Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP

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5:40 pm – 6:10 pm ET — The Impact of Digitalization

The digital industry has a leadership role in racing towards net zero value chains, but also accelerating the movement to halve emission in all supply chains. It is crucial to halve emissions in all other sectors, while also enabling sustainable choices and raising climate awareness among people. Join us and Ericsson for this session brought to you live from Climate Week NYC.

Speaker:

  • Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

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6:10 pm – 6:30 pm ET — The Road to COP27

In this session, we will wrap up our Climate Week NYC show with Founder and Chair of CDP Paul Dickinson with some new and fresh take home messages and perspectives on our opening theme: global climate finance.


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September 21

9:00am – 11:00 am ET — Circular Table Talks II: Wastewater and Climate Change: Today Every Drop Counts

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the second episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. This episode will focus on wastewater, the enormous potential in harvesting the nitrogen and phosphorus and other goodies so as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also generate useful materials for, agriculture for example. Read more.

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11:00 am – 11:15 am ET — Solutions House: Welcome To The Solutions Economy

Albert Einstein said, "we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them". The opening session of Solutions House will bring together leading thinkers and their proposal for a new ‘Solutions Economy’, in which climate is capital.

Speakers:

  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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11:15 am – 12:45 pm ET — Solutions House: We just made changing the world easier: The 1.5°C Business Playbook for exponential climate action

The first 1.5°C Business Playbook was a hit. It is now supported by companies with a combined revenue of over 900 billion dollars. These are not any companies. These are the most disruptive and innovative companies on Earth. The playbook gives businesses of any size the 4 Climate Pillar strategy to create value while crushing their emissions… and emissions they influence. Join us for the launch of the upgraded 1.5 Business Playbook v.2.0. It makes changing the world even easier.

Speakers:

  • Per Espen Stoknes, Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-founder, Futerra
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Fiona Macklin, Race to Zero Campaign Manager
  • Andreas Ahrens, Head of Climate, IKEA
  • Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson
  • Emma Stewart, Netflix Sustainability Officer
  • Ida Krabek, Head of Global Sustainability, Ørsted

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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‍12:45 pm – 2:15 pm ET — Solutions House: Reinventing supply chains to halve emissions by 2030

For many companies, most emissions are locked in their supply chains. These emissions are difficult to reach and even more difficult to control. What are the solutions to incentivise suppliers to cut emissions? How do we make it as easy as possible for companies to engage with their suppliers? How can we reduce friction to action? This event will present open source tools and key strategies such as the shift towards 100% renewable energy through disruptive innovation.

Speakers

  • Diana Wilkinson, Director and Global Lead, Supply Chain, BSR
  • Ramiro Fernandez, Campaigns Director at the Climate Champions Team
  • Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson
  • Bessma Aljarbou, Director, Supplier Carbon Solutions, Apple
  • Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability, Polestar
  • Andreas Ahrens, Head of Climate, IKEA
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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2:15 pm – 4:00 pm ET — Solutions House: Meet The Solutionists: Entrepreneurship in Action

In the face of our climate emergency, we desperately need entrepreneurs working to fix the future. We’ve invited inspiring Solutionists from large corporations and breakthrough start-ups to share their strategies, advice and vision for the future. Join them to plot out how Solutionists can transform business into part of the solution.

Speakers

  • Ezgi Barcenas, Chief Sustainability Officer, AB InBev
  • Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Schneider Electric
  • Sharon Barak, CTO & Co-Founder, Solutum
  • Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros Harispuru, CEO, Toroto
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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September 22

9:00 am – 11:00 am ET — Circular Table Talks III: Out of the Ashes: New Circular Materials Reborn

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the third episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. The third episode of the Circular Table Talks series will focus on the need for new principles behind circular flows of resources. Shifting the focus from waste treatment to resource generation.

In the episode the difficult issue of how to manage complex waste streams will be tackled. These not only carry composite materials that are hard to separate and recycle, but they also contain toxic substances. One alternative to the traditional method of piling this waste into landfills, is the use of controlled incineration of hazardous waste. Hear from companies that are developing this type of waste management system about its benefits.

We will also take stock of the global state of resource recycling, take a deep dive into new developments in the Nordics and explore some new innovations that are being developed.

Listen to experts and practitioners that are transforming the waste management sector from a linear waste treatment process into a circular resource generating process.  Where resources flow in a loop, getting detoxified and separated into useful materials so that they can be used again and again. Read more.

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET — Solutions House: Natural Climate Solutions

At this session, some of the world’s leading experts will present the latest research on climate solutions from land, forest, agriculture, peat and wet land. They will introduce a new report, the Exponential Roadmap for Natural Climate Solutions. Join to hear what this means for companies investing in protecting and restoring nature.

Speakers:

  • Owen Gaffney, Co Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative, & Global Sustainability Writer & Analyst, PIK
  • Michael Wolosin, Managing Director, Conservation International
  • Yee Lee, VP Growth, Terraformation
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Dr. Starry Sprenkle-Hyppolite, Restoration Science Director, Conservation International
  • Lucy Shea, Group CEO, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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12:00 pm – 12:45 pm ET — Solutions House: Fireside Chat with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Join us for an intimate conversation between Chief Solutionist of Futerra, Solitaire Townsend, and marine biologist, policy expert and author Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. We’ll invite attendees to join the discussion, focusing on finding joy in climate action. We can all play a role in the climate movement by tapping into our skills, resources and networks in ways that bring us satisfaction – what’s yours?

Speakers:

  • Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Author & Co-Founder, Urban Ocean Lab
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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12:45 pm – 1:45 pm ET — Solutions House - Fireside Chat with EPA Associate Administrator Rosemary Enobakhare & Google.org

Speakers:

  • Rosemary Enobakhare, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dr. Robert Bullard, Director, Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University
  • Dr. Beverly Wright, Founder and Executive Director, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
  • Kate Brandt, Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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1:45 pm – 2:45 pm ET — Solutions House: Scaling Exponential Climate Policy: from Laggards to Disruptors for System Change

Conventional wisdom in the climate action and advocacy space too often sees innovation and the deployment of green technology as a given, taken care of by the private sector, whereas the catalyzation and protection of such solutions to the climate crisis need a much sharper, systematic and visionary policy approach. This session will draw on initial pioneering work done in collaboration between the Climate Governance Commission and the Exponential Roadmap Initiative on the concept of "Exponential Policy" — that is, policies tailored across the climate solution life-cycle to trigger cascading system changes, addressing key areas of economic and social transformation.

Speakers:

  • Maja Groff, Convener, Climate Governance Commission, NOW Partners, and Future Economy Forum
  • Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
  • Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research, Global Challenges Foundation
  • Johan Falk, Co-Founder & CEO, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Dhairya Pujara, Founder, CEO, YCenter
  • Rebekah Shirley, Director of Research, Data & Innovation, World Resources Institute Africa
  • Lars Lundström, Chief Environmental Officer, H2 Green Steel

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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2:45 pm – 3:45 pm ET — Solutions House: Covering The Solutions - Press Panel

Over 60% of people worldwide see ‘much more’ coverage of climate problems rather than solutions. We’ve got to flip that script and make our solutions media-worthy. Our panel of journalists will explore what makes a great story, share the worst press releases they’ve received and help plot climate coverage that’s solutions-orientated. Join us to learn the tricks of the trade.

Speakers:

  • Eric Roston, Sustainability Editor, Bloomberg
  • Zoya Teirstein, Staff Writer, Grist
  • Justin Worland, Senior Correspondent, TIME
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here.

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September 23

9:00 am – 11:00 am ET — Circular Table Talks IV: Plastics: Molding a Sustainable Future Now

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the forth episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. This episode will focus on plastics and plastic waste, examining how we can fast forward, real and sustainable markets for recycled waste plastics. Hearing from guests about the global situation and spotlighting some breakthroughs in circularity such as new processes for bringing back previously hard to reuse plastics. Read more.

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11:00 am – 11:45 am ET — Solutions House: Are Tipping Points Always Bad?

New research has warned the world might be passing 5 dangerous tipping points, including the collapse of the Greenland and West Antarctic Ice Sheets, tropical coral reef die off, and the abrupt thawing of Northern permafrost. But…points can tip both ways. Solutions House is delighted to host leading voices from the recent conference Tipping Points – From Climate Crisis to Positive Transformation. Hot off the press from that event, leaders from the Earth4All initiative will share 5 ‘positive tipping points’ – the extraordinary turnarounds the world needs right now, and how to deliver them. This is a radical blueprint for change and Solutions House will be the first to hear this new agenda. Come and be tipped towards the answers.

Speakers:

  • Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra
  • Owen Gaffney, Co-Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative, & Global Sustainability Writer & Analyst, PIK

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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11:45 am – 1:15 pm ET — Solutions House: The Secret Power Of Lifestyle Emissions

This year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) put people power into the plan to meet the Paris Agreement. They calculate that 'behavior and socio-cultural' changes could rapidly save 5% of all demand-side carbon emissions. The potential is huge, but how do we get there? Join behavioral scientists and pioneering businesses to discover products and persuasion which could change our lives (and the climate) for good.

Speakers:

  • Kate Brandt, CSO, Google
  • Per Espen Stoknes, Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Wardah Malik, CEO, BEWorks
  • Angela Cooper, Senior Strategist, BEWorks
  • Dominic Waughray, Senior Advisor to the CEO, WBCSD

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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1:15 pm – 2:45 pm ET — Solutions House: The Future Is Intersectional

If you can’t solve a crisis with the same thinking that caused it – can you solve it with the same leadership? Across the world; women, people of color, young people and underrepresented groups are stepping up to climate leadership. Join the CEO of the Climate Group, Helen Clarkson, and a panel of intersectional leaders talk about how solving climate change is changing leadership.

Speakers:

  • Helen Clarkson, OBE, CEO, The Climate Group
  • Mona Sinha, Board Chair, ERA Fund for Women’s Equality & Women Moving Millions
  • Jennifer Alcorn, Deputy Director, Gates Foundation
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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2:45 pm – 3:30 pm ET — Solutions House: Multi-Solving For Permacrisis

In our age of permanent crisis we can’t afford to be ‘single issue’ solvers. The concept of ‘multi-solving’ seeks to build long-term resilience while delivering short-term wellbeing and justice. Join experts in politics, gender, system dynamics and communications to delve into how multisolves work.

Speakers:

  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, President, The Club of Rome
  • Lisa Witter, Co-Founder, Apolitical
  • Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions
  • Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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3:30 pm – 4:45 pm ET — Solutions House: Storytelling The Solutions

How can we put solutions in the story? Writers, producers, actors and showrunners spin up magic out of thin air. They make us laugh. They make us cry. They terrify us. But most of all they make us care about the worlds they create. Now these brilliant storytellers are turning their creative superpowers towards climate solutions and future worlds we want to live in. Solutions House will host a unique session with very special guests who can weave the stories that change the world.

Speakers:

  • Anna Jane Joyner, Founder, Good Energy Stories
  • Kristy Drutman. Brown Girl Green, Co-founder of Green Jobs Board
  • Dr. Adanna Steinacker, House of Adanna
  • Solitaire Townsend, Co-founder/Chief Solutionist, Futerra

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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4:45 pm – 6:45 pm ET — Solutions House: Celebrating The Exponential Solutions

Please join us for an interactive high-level session with an introductory speech and key insights from one of the most influential climate scientists of our time: Johan Rockstrom. Come and celebrate the solutions of our time!

Speakers:

  • Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Johan Falk, Co-Founder & CEO, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Join Futerra, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and Google's Solutions House on September 19-23 online on We Don't Have Time. Read more about the program here


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September 24

9:00 am – 11:00 am ET — Circular Table Talks V: Circularity and 21st-century Logistics

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the fifth episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. This episode will focus on fossil fuel free logistics and how we can transform the way goods arrive and then are delivered. But also how the waste generated is taken out of our communities in ways that have a drastically lower carbon footprint, reduce traffic congestion and help build greener, more liveable cities. Read more.

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September 25

9:00 am – 10:00 am ET — Fossil Fuel Subsidies & Agriculture

We Don’t Have Time and UNDP are proud to present Dino Talks VII, the seventh episode in a series of 10 about fossil fuel subsidies. Today, oil-based fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides still dominate in agriculture. Too often, they are supplied from energy intensive mining operations and long supply chains with heavy carbon footprints invariably supported by subsidized fossil fuels. Could we make agriculture more efficient, less polluting and more careful of scarce resources, if fossil fuel subsidies were managed down and innovations are given a better chance to compete and succeed? Learn more.

Speakers:

  • Steve Trent, CEO & Founder, Environmental Justice Foundation
  • Sara Stiernström, Product Manager, EasyMining

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Hosts

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

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Risk and behavioral scientist, President, US Operations We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the US President for We Don’t Have Time, the world’s largest review platform for climate solutions. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

http://swetachakraborty.com

Nick Nuttall

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Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time

Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment, and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018.

https://www.earthday.org

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Hosts

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

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Risk and behavioral scientist, President, US Operations We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the US President for We Don’t Have Time, the world’s largest review platform for climate solutions. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

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Nick Nuttall

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Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time

Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment, and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018.

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We Don't Have Time is the world's largest review platform for climate action. Our network connects you with everyone who wants to solve the climate crisis. Read climate news in one place and join the climate dialogue with corporate and governmental leaders. Download our mobile app or sign up on WeDontHaveTime.org

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a United Nations organization tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. In October, 2021, UNDP launched the campaign #Dontchooseextinction as a response to the monumental challenge of billions of dollars spent on fossil fuels subsidies while hundreds of millions of people live in poverty. Read more.

The Exponential Roadmap Initiative brings together innovators, transformers and disruptors taking action in line with 1.5°C, with the mission to halve emissions before 2030 through exponential climate action and solutions. The Exponential Roadmap Initiative is an accredited partner of the United Nations’ Race To Zero, and a founding partner of the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders and the SME Climate Hub.

The 1.5°C Business Playbook is a guideline for companies and organisations of all sizes to set a 1.5°C aligned strategy and move to action. Focusing on simplicity and speed, it is anchored in the latest science.

The Exponential Roadmap highlights 36 solutions with exponential scaling potential to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. It shows how we can build a stronger, more resilient and future-proof global economy and increase human prosperity and wealth- within the planetary boundaries.

The SME Climate Hub is a global initiative that aims to mainstream climate action in the small to medium sized business community, and enable SMEs to build more resilient businesses through climate action. The initiative provides the tools and resources SMEs need to reduce their emissions and measure their progress towards net zero. The SME Climate Commitment is the official pathway for small and medium sized businesses to join the United Nations global Race to Zero campaign.

Climate Week NYC 2022 brings together the most influential leaders in climate action from business, government, and the climate community, in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly and the City of New York. Climate Week NYC creates an ambitious platform to drive climate action. Climate Week NYC September 19–25, is all about Getting It Done. Through celebrating climate action, challenging ourselves to do more, and exploring ways to increase ambition, Climate Week NYC inspires, amplifies and provides a global platform for connection and discussion. Read more.

The Clinton Foundation was established by President Clinton on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For more than two decades, those values have energized the Foundation’s efforts to address big challenges, create new opportunities, and make a difference in people’s lives across the United States and around the world.

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global and emerging leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI works with partners to drive action through its unique model. Rather than directly implementing projects, CGI facilitates action by helping members connect, collaborate, and develop Commitments to Action – new, specific, and measurable plans that address global challenges. Through CGI, the community has made more than 3,700 Commitments to Action that have made a difference in the lives of more than 435 million people in more than 180 countries. Read more.

Earth4All started as a vibrant collective of leading economic thinkers, scientists, and advocates, convened by The Club of Rome, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Norwegian Business School. With more and more people and organizations joining, Earth4All has become a platform to connect and amplify the chorus of voices that want to upgrade our economies. Earth4All builds on the legacies of The Limits to Growth and the Planetary Boundaries frameworks, having science at heart. Read more.

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