(New York, New York – Friday, September 4, 2020) – Climate Week NYC is teaming up with Global Citizen for the second year to promote youth-led and grassroots climate action. Global Citizen is the Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice program partner for Climate Week NYC, where they will engage citizens to create systemic change through collective action.
Last year there were over 350 events as part of the full program and this year we are expecting an even bigger global audience to engage on climate justice and youth-led action. Global Citizen’s community amplifies our “For New York, for the World” messaging as we increase our global reach through this year’s digital events.
Helen Clarkson, CEO, Climate Group, said: “Climate Week NYC is proud to partner with Global Citizen again this year for the Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice Program. Every year we say “For New York, for the World”, this year, through our digital approach and our renewed partnership with Global Citizen we can better engage with an international audience. Throughout Climate Week NYC, over 200 official events will take place, attracting influential business and government leaders from all over the world. The Youth Public Mobilization and Justice Program will highlight the youth-led and justice-based movement that is inspiring climate action and systemic change.”
Global Citizen is collaborating with Climate Week NYC to help reverse alarming environmental trends that threaten health and justice right here in New York City. They believe that everyone has the power to change habits, and engaging young citizens to take action at an early age is the most effective way to truly impact lasting change.
Simon Moss, Co-founder and Managing Director of Campaigns, Global Citizen, said: “The climate crisis is already hurting the world's poorest people, despite their contributing least to it. Global Citizens around the world are united in their commitment to take action to address it.”
Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. The Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice Program partnership provides opportunities for Global Citizens to create, attend and support events and activities taking place as part of Climate Week NYC.
Climate Week NYC 2020 (September 21-27) is the biggest climate summit taking place this year. As the focus shifts to how we rebuild after COVID-19, Climate Week NYC will explore what lessons we can learn in the pursuit of a net-zero future through just transition. Climate Week NYC is hosted in association with the United Nations and the City of New York.
Climate Week NYC is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase amazing climate action and discuss how to do more. Run by the Climate Group, in association with the United Nations and the City of New York, Climate Week NYC annually brings together voices from across the spectrum to debate and implement climate action now.
The Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all. We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organizations accountable, turning their commitments into action. We share what we achieve together to show more organizations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organization, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition. Follow us on Twitter @ClimateGroup.
Global Citizen is the world's largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, our voices have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards with tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world. To date, the actions of our community, along with high-level advocacy efforts and work with partners, has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $48 billion, affecting the lives of more than 880 million people. For more information, visit GlobalCitizen.org.
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