In this session...
On Thursday, September 26th from 2:00 – 6:30pm, The Weather Company, in partnership with The Climate Group and Climate Week NYC, will convene leaders in government, science, industry and NGOs for a Climate Conversation. Through one-on-one interviews, short talks, panel discussions and remarks by guest speaker NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, The Weather Company will shine a spotlight on some of the biggest thinkers, most compelling stories and boldest solutions for reducing the impacts of climate change. The program will cover the latest science, the most significant local and national policy initiatives, leading advocacy and public engagement efforts, new technologies and breakthrough innovations.
2:00 PM - OPENING
2:15 PM - PANEL: AIR, WATER AND ICE - THE CUTTING EDGE OF CLIMATE SCIENCE
In a series of 3 short talks, leading researchers describe the latest discoveries and data impacting the three major ecological spheres – wildfire and drought, melting icecaps and smut spores in the air, and what it means for our weather.
3:05 PM - PANEL: NEW FRONTIERS
Is it possible to reverse the effects of climate change or slow the progress of global warming? Entrepreneurs and policymakers are imagining and experimenting with new technologies and approaches that could transform our world and way of life.
4:00 PM BREAK
4:30 PM - PANEL: ADVOCACY IN ACTION
TWC hosts a sneak-preview of Showtime’s upcoming documentary series, followed by 20 minutes of audience Q&A with the series’ producers and stars.
Cutting through the clutter, these leading NGOs have found ways to stand out and effect change. The advocates will take on the challenge of how to make Americans view Climate Change as a top priority and a global issue of import.
5:25 PM - KEYNOTE: Coming Soon!
6:25 PM - CLOSING