NGO Sustainability Hosted Events
Below is a list of past programs UN NGO Sustainability has hosted. For more information on the events, click on the links.
Race to Zero Carbon
March 6, 2020
Co-sponsored by Ambassador Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN and Ambassador Koki Muli Grignon, Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN. Speakers: Romany Webb and Chuck Kutscher.
Climate Action: Latest Business Technologies for Meeting the SDG’s
October 4th, 2019
Sponsored by ROTH Capital Partners and co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Slovenia. Top companies in their fields presented on the measures they are taking to help meet the UN SDGs. Each company provided an ample amount of information that educated the public audience on how instilling specific sustainable technologies can greatly benefit our planet and mitigate climate change. Companies include:
AquaVenture Holdings Limited
Canadian Solar Inc
EnviroLeach Technologies Inc.
Fluence Corporation Limited
Ormat Tecnologies Inc.
Plug Power Inc.
Geospatial Indicators for Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
April 4, 2018
Co-sponsored by Louis Berger and Becker + Becker.
The Evolution to Fuel Cell Technology
December 5, 2018
Co-sponsored by The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya to the UN and The Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the UN.
Fashion Show Fundraising Event: Learn Your Label
October 18, 2016
Co-sponsored by NGO Sustainability, Tesla, and Threads 4 Thought Sustainable Apparel.
Coastline Erosion and Its Contribution to Climate Change
January 20, 2016
UN event sponsored by NGO Sustainability.
Behind the Scenes at the United Nations including Humanitarian Affairs
March 25, 2009
Dr. Dirk Salomons, Director of the Humanitarian Affairs Program. School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
Latest Innovations in Small-Scale Wind and Other Renewables
July 8, 2008
Scott Sklar, President of The Stella Group, Ltd. Andy Kruse, Executive Vice President for Business Development for Southwest Windpower. Stephen Gitonga, Energy Policy Specialist in United Nations Development Programme’s Sustainable Energy Programme.
Who Killed the Electric Car?
March 29, 2007
Movie, Directed by Chris Paine, Starring: Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Martin Sheen.
Environmental Governance: Key Issues and Perspectives
December 5, 2006
200 World Summit Outcome Resolution A/60/L.1, Paragraph 169. Peter Maurer, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations.
Why Go Solar Energy?
October 25, 2006
Richard Perez, Research Professor, University at Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Centre.
Furthering Access to Solar Energy Systems
October 11, 2006
Furthering access to solar energy systems for the two billion people without electricity. Speaker: Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group.
Climate Change Development in the United States: Initiatives in the Private Sector
July 18, 2006
Speakers: Joe Siegel, Adjunct Professor, Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Pace Law School, Vice Chair, American Bar Association Committee on Sustainability Ecosystems and Climate Change.
The Bonn Climate Talks – On the Road from Montreal to Nairobi and Beyond
June 15, 2006
'The Bonn Climate Talks (May 2006). On the Road from Montreal to Nairobi and Beyond.' Speakers: Chris Spence, Deputy Director IISD Reporting Services Earth Negotiations Bulletin. Alice Bisiaux, Writer/Editor Earth Negotiations Bulletin.
Energy and Atmosphere from the Perspective of Children’s Health
May 12, 2006
CSD 14 Side Event in Cooperation with World Information Transfer; Speakers: Dr. Claudia Strauss.
Developing countries – Transitioning to a Renewable Energy Future
May 1, 2006
CSD 14 Side Event in cooperation with ISES; Speakers: Dr. Yogi Goswami, Immediate past President of ISES, Co-Director, Clean Energy, Research Centre, University of South Florida, Tampa, U.S.A.
Update on UNEP Dubai Meeting
February 23, 2006
Update on UNEP Dubai meeting – Strategic Approach to Chemical Management (SAICM) & Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS);Speakers: Dr. Claudia Strauss, World Information Transfer/World Ecology Report. Werner Obermeyer, Deputy Director, UNEP Office New York. Andrea Fava, Manager, Environmental Affairs, Transport and Taxation, USCIB.
Update on the UNFCC and Kyoto Protocol Negotiations
February 2, 2006
‘Update on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kyoto Protocol Negotiations, Montreal, November-December, 2005′; Chris Spence, Author, IISD, Earth Negotiations Bulletin.
United Nations Environmental Treaties and Sustainable Development
January 19, 2006
Jessica Green, Author.
The Global Compact and Sustainable Development
December 15, 2005
George Kell, Director, United Nations Global Compact Office.
Panel discussion: From Humanitarian Action to Sustainable Development
November 17, 2005
Mark Bowden, Chief, Policy Development and Studies Branch, Department of Humanitarian Affairs. Dirk Salomons¸ Director, Humanitarian Affairs Program-SIPA-Columbia University.
Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Stabilization for Sustainable Development
October 5, 2005
Anne Patterson, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations.
Advancing the UN’s Environment Agenda through Partnerships
July 7, 2005
Will Kennedy, Programme officer for Environment, UN Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP). Duncan Marsh, Senior Program Officer for Clime Change, UN Foundation.
Challenges Facing the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) 2005-2010
May 3, 2005
Tehmina Aktar, Techincal Advisor on Biodiversity, Global Environmental Facility, GEF, Energy and Environmental Group, Bureau for Development Policy. Delfin Ganapin Global Manager, Small Grants Program (SGP) GEF.
The Role of Civil Society in implementing the Mauritius Strategy for the SMALL Island Developing States
April 19, 2005
Anwaral Karim Chowdhury, Ambassador, High Representative of the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (OHRLLS). Vanessa Tobin, Chief, Water/environment Sanitation Section, UNICEF. Gordan Bispham, Caribbean Policy Development Center.
Social Development and Sustainable Development: A Contradiction?
April 5, 2005
Johan Schölvinck, Director Division of Social Policy and Development (DESA).
Key Economics Issues before the UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP)
March 1, 2005
Ian Kinniburgh, Director, Development and Policy Analyses Division (DESA).
The International Meeting to the review the implementation of the Program of Action and the Mauritius Declarations to the SMALL Island Developing States (SIDS)
February 8, 2005
Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, High Representative of the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (OHRLLS).
Objectives and Challenges of CSD 13
November 3, 2004
John Ashe, Ambassador, Chairman, CSD 13 Commission.
New Approaches to the Challenges of HIV/AIDS and Development
May 4, 2004
Dr. Joseph Annan, Senior Policy Advisor of the HV/AIDS Group at UNDP, Bureau of Development Policy, New York.
NEPAD and the Least Developed Countries, Reality or Illusion?
Anwarul Karin Chowdhury Under-Secretary General, OHRLLS. Ms. Yvette Stevens, Special Coordinator for Africa and the LDCs.