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Climate Week 2020, September 21-27

Climate Week NYC, hosted in association with the United Nations and the City of New York, promises to be one of the few international climate events taking place in 2020. The Climate Week NYC official events program will comprise of both physical events in New York City as well as digital events from around the world. See the United Nations announcement on the Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Hub.

There are resources, workshops and events open to all that Friends may be interested in. Events are organized ten thematic areas:

  • Clean Energy Transition
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Industry and Built Environment
  • Finance, Investment and Jobs
  • Food and Land Use
  • Nature and Science
  • US and International Policy
  • Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice
  • Sustainable Travel and Tourism
  • Climate Impacts and Adaptation

Sustaining All Life (SAL) and United to End Racism (UER), two international grassroots organizations working to end the climate emergency within the context of ending all divisions among people, are participating in Climate Week. SAL/UER will present interactive workshops and forums that address barriers to resolving the climate emergency. A number of resources for Climate Week can be found on the website, Sustaining All Life & United to End Racism at Climate Week.

Dale Evarts, a Friend from Durham Monthly Meeting, will help to lead the workshop “Eliminating the Effects of Racism in Climate Activism”, Tuesday at 1 pm (EDT) and “Introduction to the Tools of Sustaining All Life”, Tuesday 10 am (EDT) and Friday, 1 pm (EDT).

To register for Dale Evarts’s or any of the other SAL/UER workshops, go to the Climate Week webpage. Scroll down to the “Schedule of Events”, click on the event for more information and register on the event’s page.

—Beverly Ward, SEYM Field Secretary for Earthcare