Saturday, September 26, 2015

Climate Week NYC 2015: Low Carbon Economic Opportunities (Video)

The seventh Climate Week NYC takes place between September 22 and September 29. Corporations are an important part of this event as they are pursuing a range of economic opportunities associated with transitioning to a low carbon economy. Businesses all around the world are developing pragmatic solutions to adapt to a changing climate, minimizing risk and leveraging opportunity throughout their corporate value chains. Climate Week NYC brings together influential global figures, as well as new voices, from the worlds of business, government and society who are leading the low carbon transition. Throughout the week there will be a wide range of events, activities, high-profile meetings, presentations and conferences.

One such conference took place on September 23rd, it was titled "Corporations and Climate Adaptation: Innovation in Emerging Economies." At this event participants explored what's new in corporate climate adaptation. They learned about global innovation and best practices in resilience.

Panelists included judges and winners of The ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize*, which recognizes projects that measurably decrease climate-related vulnerabilities by enhancing food security, water access, coastal protection, ecosystem services, human habitats, infrastructure resiliency or human health or by improving government, economic or social structures.

In this video you can see Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's address for Climate Week NYC 2015. Scotland sees the move to a low carbon future as both a moral imperative and a massive economic opportunity. "In Scotland it’s one of the fastest growing parts of our economy, already employing 50,000 people," she says.

Climate Week 2015 is convened by The Climate Group, an award-winning, international non-profit. Their goal is a prosperous, low carbon future. They believe this will be achieved through a 'clean revolution': the rapid scale-up of low carbon energy and technology. Find out more about the Climate Group in this video:

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