The two high-level conference panels will address Healthy Cities for Better Living and Powering the World with Wind. As the conference coincides with the UN General Assembly, the conference panels will also discuss how cities can contribute to the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Danish Cleantech Hub’s annual high-level conference has been part of Climate Week NYC since 2014. Last year’s conference included keynote speeches by the Prime Minister of Denmark, CEO of UN Global Compact and the Chair of New York State Public Service Commission. The conference was attended by more than 300 guests.
- By 2050, more than 6 billion people will live in urban areas. Cities will therefore greatly influence sustainability worldwide as well as to play a crucial role in fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Cities around the world, including New York City, are already taking measures to meet the challenges of climate adaptation by implementing solutions that increase the sustainability, resiliency and liveability of the cities.
- The political commitment by cities not only improves urban life locally; the sum of these actions has a global impact. Action at the local level account for a significant contribution to the SDG’s. The environmental, social and economic impact of urban action should therefore be addressed in the same conversation as the SDGs.
- This conference focuses on how cities, with New York City as a frontrunner, affect the global sustainability agenda through political commitment and urban action. The conference will focus on two high-impact areas, healthy urban development and wind energy.