Climate Week NYC to Feature Talks on Sustainable Tourism

The 11th annual event includes a new program focused on bringing eco-friendly solutions to the travel industry.

Javits Center
The Sustainable Travel and Leisure Program will be held at the Javits Center on Sept. 27.

Climate Week has returned for its 11th year in the Big Apple. This year's iteration is on track to be the biggest yet with more than 150 events scheduled to take place across New York City's five boroughs Sept. 23-29. This year also includes a new program dedicated specifically to sustainable travel.

The special week is run by The Climate Group, a nonprofit organization focused on addressing climate change, in coordination with the U.N. and the city of New York. The new Sustainable Travel and Leisure Program will be hosted by the city's official destination marketing organization, NYC & Company.

“Climate Week NYC is a remarkable platform for engaging the global community, as well as New Yorkers and visitors, on how to better protect the environment,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, in a statement. “Now more than ever, traveling responsibly is crucial to our future, and we’re pleased to partner with The Climate Group on the new Sustainable Travel and Leisure Program to help lead this global conversation.”

A series of conferences on sustainable solutions for the hospitality and meetings industries will take place at the Javits Center on Friday, Sept. 27. Throughout the day, keynote speakers and panelists will discuss the environmental impact of travel and highlight innovative, green solutions. Speakers include director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Mark Chambers, Javits Center president and CEO Alan Steel and Positive Impact CEO Fiona Pelham.

"As part of Climate Week, this program underscores how we can use events as a platform not just to make gatherings more sustainable, but also to better educate people on how to live more sustainably beyond the event itself," said Loren Edelstein, VP, content director, of Northstar Meetings Group, who will moderate one of the panels.

Click here to register and save your seat for the Sustainable Travel and Leisure Program.