Climate Week NYC begins today. This annual global summit brings together leaders from a variety of sectors, including business, government, agriculture and health to discuss ways to lower greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. This year’s theme is “Our Low Carbon Future – Leadership. Opportunity. Security.”
Taking place in an environment that includes President Obama’s recent call for action on climate change, the impending release of the IPCC’s fifth assessment report, and the upcoming first anniversary of Super-storm Sandy, this event has attracted some big names. Some of the scheduled speakers include, Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK, Jim Young Kim, President of the World Bank, Richard Branson, CEO of the Virgin Group, and Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, among others.