The Art and Science of Storytelling for Climate Action and Climate Justice
11:00–11:45 a.m. ET
445 11th Ave. (4th Floor), New York City
Co-presented by Imagine5 and Project Drawdown, this panel discussion will center underrepresented voices and delve into storytelling as a tool to elevate climate solutions and inspire action. Attendees will walk away with strategies they can deploy in their own spheres of influence to utilize storytelling for hope while featuring climate heroes accelerating current solutions whose stories too often go unheard.
The conversation will be hosted by Project Drawdown’s Matt Scott and Imagine 5’s Kiana Kazemi. Panelists include Clara Kitongo, tree equity manager, Tree Pittsburgh; Joshua Benitez, co-director, Common Ground Relief; Nelson ZePequeno, founder, Black Men With Gardens / The Nature Hood L.A.; and Aditi Mayer, visual storyteller and climate activist.
The Nest Climate Campus is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so register early.
Please note, this panel discussion will be recorded and shared online following Climate Week.
Amplifying Environmental Origin Stories Workshop
1:30–3:00 p.m. ET
445 11th Ave. (4th Floor), New York City
Join Imagine5 and Project Drawdown for an immersive and transformative workshop on Environmental Justice Storytelling, where we’ll explore the intersection of personal narratives and environmentalism. This empowering event aims to equip participants with a toolkit of environmental justice tips and interview techniques to uncover and share stories that resonate with the rich tapestry of environmental origins.
This discussion – part of the Nest Climate Campus – will be facilitated by Kiana Kazemi and Justin Cadelago of Imagine5, Matt Scott and Drew Arrieta of Project Drawdown, and Jothsna Harris of Change Narrative.
Free and open to the public, but space is limited, so register here today.
Scaling Climate Solutions through Smarter Investing and Philanthropy
3:15–4:00 p.m. ET
Mainstage, Nest Climate Campus at the Javits Center, New York City
If we are to halt climate change before it’s too late, we need to use science to allocate philanthropic and investment capital to the most effective climate solutions and strategies – those that will yield the greatest benefit in the least amount of time.
During this panel at the Nest Climate Campus, we’ll hear from leaders across the climate capital spectrum and explore how collaboration and leverage points can accelerate effective climate solutions funding.
The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Foley, Project Drawdown executive director. Speakers will include Stephan Nicoleau, FullCycle; Eric L. Berlow, Vibrant Data Labs, Emerson Collective; Melissa Uhl, Elemental Excelerator, Earthshot Ventures, and Emerson Collective; and Ramez Naam, Planetary VC.
Free and open to the public, but tickets are going fast, so register here today.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Reflecting Risk: Rights-based global decision-making about research and testing of solar geoengineering climate tech
12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Solar geoengineering, or solar radiation modification, is a set of strategies to limit the warming effects of the sun to counteract human-caused climate change. While some say the technology has the potential to reduce global temperatures, others view the physical manipulation of the atmosphere as too risky to consider.
In this panel at the 2023 United Nations General Assembly’s Science Summit, scientists and policy experts – including Project Drawdown senior scientist Kate Marvel – will have an open discussion about the current state of research and tests on these technologies.
Drawdown’s Neighborhood: Tri-State Preview Screening Celebration!
6:30–9:00 p.m. ET
601 West 26th St. (17th Floor), New York City
And last, but certainly not least, join local climate heroes, community members, and supporters on the 17th floor of The Starrett-Lehigh Building for a pre-launch event for Drawdown’s Neighborhood: Tri-State, a climate solutions short documentary series premiering later this fall focused on passing the mic to voices from the Tri-State area that often go unheard in global climate solutions conversations.
The event will serve as a sneak peek screening of the series – showing clips from the 11 full episodes – before the global virtual launch later this fall and celebrate some of the unsung and undersung climate solutions heroes making the Tri-State area a better place.
Presented by Project Drawdown, the screening celebration is being hosted at the Marketplace of the Future and will feature Matt Scott, director of storytelling and engagement, as emcee along with live performances and the stories of 11 BIPOC climate heroes from Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; and the Bronx, NY. There will also be an opportunity before the event to share your story and what gives you hope when it comes to climate change.
Space is limited and tickets are going fast, so register today.
We hope this lineup gets you as excited as we are for #ClimateWeekNYC and we look forward to seeing you in person or virtually later this month!