Day: September 22, 2021

Climate Solutions and Innovations Lead the Way at Climate Week

Women and young people were vocal and visible at today’s Climate Week sessions, particularly those on renewable energy and agriculture.    Noteworthy among today’s many meetings was The Urban Energy Transition: Powering Green and Just Cities for the 21st Century meeting hosted by C40, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. …

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Trendsetters Discuss Technology and Fashion at Concordia Summit

Emerging trends in fashion and technology were on the agenda today at the 2021 Concordia Annual Summit in New York. Speakers expressed a desire to change the status quo, in part as a way to move to environmentally friendly products.    “In the early stage of building a company, you want to find people who …

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While Global Leaders Take the Stage, It’s The Voices from Communities That Are Loudest

Heads of State took the headlines on Tuesday, September 21 as Presidents Biden and Bolsonaro kicked off the General Assembly debate, with many others following them.    Yet, the central theme of the day was inclusivity and aligning investments with the needs on the ground, often by letting those on the ground direct the investment. …

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Equity, Inclusiveness, and Solidarity Are on the Agenda As Africa Speaks Up

Equity and inclusiveness took center stage on day two of UN Week. African voices called for more just, inclusive, and equitable policies in health, climate, and wellbeing across the globe.     Among the day’s many Climate Week sessions that explored these themes, private-public sector-focused Getting It Done: Critical moments in the Climate Decade singled out …

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EU/UN Partnership Leads On the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

“Violence against women is a pandemic,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege at yesterday’s high level Women in Conflict event, in New York. Led by EU Council President, Charles Michel, the focus was primarily on the plight of women and girls in Afghanistan. Coming in the wake of a UN Security Council resolution to maintain a UN …

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