Microplastic Madness – Screening & Panel

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Discover public national and local events related to learning more about climate change and taking action – whether online, in the streets, or in the auditorium. The more we know, the more effective we will be. And, the more we participate, the more we will build a community of people working for the welfare of our children and our grandchildren.

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Microplastic Madness – Screening & Panel

09/26/20

September 26, 2020
3:00 – 5:00PM EST
Virtual screening

Back by popular demand! As part of its lineup of events celebrating Climate Week 2020, Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) presents a free screening of the award-winning Microplastic Madness on Saturday, September 26th at 3:00 p.m. EST. The acclaimed film tells the inspiring story of 5th graders living on the front lines of the climate crisis in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Building Resilient Movements to End the Climate Emergency

09/25/20

September 25, 2020
4:00PM EST
Zoom 

Join us to:
★ Gain skills in interrupting conflicts that not only replicate systems of oppression but also impede our social justice work
★ Learn the approaches used by Sustaining All Life (SAL) and United to End Racism (UER) to heal from the damage of oppression, increase our effectiveness in the climate justice movement, and prevent burnout
★ Hear from people who have applied these tools to resolve hurtful experiences and become more effective at reaching our goals for a sustainable future

Getting On Track With Transportation

09/25/20

September 25, 2020
12:00 – 1:30PM EST
Zoom webinar

“Getting on Track with Transportation” will focus on what New York State needs to fully electrify its transportation system, including lessons learned from California. It  is intended for those interested in the transition to electric cars, buses, and trucks; how to reinvest in transit and improve access for all; and how to best build out vehicle charging infrastructure. We will touch on the recently signed multi-state MOU and other initiatives to create jobs, climate justice, and cleaner air by electrifying transportation and enhancing mobility.

Climate Justice and Resilience: Farmers and Communities on the Front Lines

09/25/20

September 25, 2020
9:00 – 10:30AM EST

The climate crisis is thrusting the world’s farming communities into deeper poverty while destroying forests and other ecosystems. Scientists, local and indigenous leaders declare we have very limited time to harness our best solutions and act to build climate resilience for local communities living on the front lines of climate change. This virtual global event will bring together a diverse set of leaders in a solutions-focused roundtable addressing these and other questions:

Clean Energy and the November Election

09/25/20

September 25, 2020
2:00 – 3:00PM EST

Recent polls indicate a growing public interest in clean energy, and that most Americans feel the government should do more to address climate change. The panel will discuss evolving public attitudes towards clean energy and climate issues in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, and upcoming elections.

Rainforest Partnership’s Films for the Forest

09/25/20

September 25, 2020
8:00 – 9:00PM EST

Welcome all environmentalists and storytellers! Films for the Forest is a collection of films that showcase the unique stories of rainforest communities, endangered animals, environmental activists, and scientists from around the globe. Learn more about this year’s film festival after the show with interviews from past filmmakers and judges.

Spotlight on: Global Youth Climate Action

09/24/20

September 24, 2020
11:00AM EST

Join our next Spotlight On webinar on September 24 at 11 AM ET to hear from four young people from Canada, India, and the Philippines on how they are using art, mobilizing the public, engaging with their governments, and creating businesses to fight the climate crisis.

Personal Stories of Activism to Communicate Hope and Courage

09/24/20

September 24, 2020
10:00 – 11:30AM EST

Listening to each other’s experiences as activists is an important part of organizing in the climate emergency, including during Climate Week NYC. We need stories of hope and courage to inspire and unite us. And so many are never reported in the media.

Pricing Carbon – A Climate Conscious Asset Class

09/24/20

September 24, 2020
10:00AM EST

Under the Paris Agreement framework, one key method to reduce carbon emissions is to put a price on carbon. The introduction of market-based instruments around the world, including the new and existing forms of interactions on carbon markets like ETS, carbon taxes, ITMOs, CORSIA, Results-based payments for REDD+, biodiversity offsetting, insetting, and others will pave the way for faster and further GHG emissions reductions.

Food and Climate Change

09/24/20

September 24, 2020
12:00 – 1:30PM EST
Zoom Webinar

Columbia University, New York University, and the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), in collaboration with FAO’s statistical experts, have launched a program to improve data on food system emissions, develop better policy responses and educate the public on the food-climate connection. Please join us for a discussion of these issues, with a particular focus on the opportunities to include food system measures in the updated NDCs that national governments submit to the UNFCCC in the next year.