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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.

2019

Race to Zero Carbon

March 6, 2019

 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.    

2018

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.

2016

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.

2012

Environmental Challenges in the 21st Century

June 12, 2012

Speech by Speech by Commissioner Dan Esty; Co-sponsored by NGO Sustainability and Save the Children.

Exclusive Tour: Rockefeller Center Solar and Ice Making

June 12, 2012

Tour followed by Reception at US Council for International Business; Led by altPower and co-sponsored by NGO Sustainability.

6th Annual NYC Solar Summit

June 7, 2012

Co-sponsored NGO Sustainability and Sustainability, CUNY

Jefferies 2012 Global Clean Technology Conference

February 22-23, 2012

Led by Jefferies and Board Member Jesse Pichel.

2010

After Copenhagen: Understanding the Energy Trap for Policymakers

February 2, 2010

Co-sponsored by NGO Sustainability and the Mission of Slovakia to the United Nations; Speaker: Dr. Christ Martenson - Think Tank.

2009

Intersection of Energy & the Economy

November 18, 2009

Elizabeth Cheney, VP Corporate Support, Shell Exploration and Production, Shell Oil Company.

Affordable Desalination as the Sustainable Solution

October 14, 2009

H.P. Michelet, Executive Chairman of the Board, ERI. G.G. Pique, President and CEO, Energy Recovery Inc.

Beyond Today’s Capitalism: Moving to True Sustainability

April 23, 2009

James Gustave Speth, Author. Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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.

Sustainable Investing: The Art of the Long-Term Performance

March 5, 2009

Cary Krosinsky, Vice President and Editor of Trucost.

Sustainable Tourism - 0 Emissions

February 3, 2009

David Sklar, CEO of S.T.A.R Island.

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.

2008

Global Mapping Innovation for Renewable Energy Resources

November 4, 2008

Kenneth Westrick, CEO, 3TIER.

A Private Tour of ‘The Solaire’

October 20, 2008

Anthony Pereira, President and CEO of altPOWER.

Renewable Energy in Urban Settings

October 6, 2008

Anthony Pereira, President and CEO of altPOWER.

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.

The Capital Master Plan - An Overview of the Historic Renovation Project

May 21, 2008

Hosted at United Nations Headquarters.’ Michael Adlerstein, Executive Director, Capital Master Plan.

2007

The World Bank’s Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development

November 14, 2007

Oscar Avalle, Special Representative of the World Bank to the United Nations.

The United Nations: Development and Civil Society

October 25, 2007

Francis Dubois, United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Tackling Climate Change: Cooperation between the Developing and Developed World

May 3, 2007

‘CSD 15 Side Event: Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group LTD. Ike Yukawa, President, Kyocera Solar Inc. Mark Radka, Energy Program Manager, UNEP.

Sustainable Forest Management and Financing Mechanisms

April 24, 2007

Charles Barber, Environmental Advisor, Office of Environment and Science Policy U.S. Agency for International Development. Ricardo Ulate, Advisor, Ministry of Environment of Costa Rica.

Potential of Solar Energy in the US

April 12, 2007

Rhone Resch, President, Solar Energy Industries Association.

Who Killed the Electric Car?

March 29, 2007

Movie, Directed by Chris Paine, Starring: Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Martin Sheen.

The Economics of Climate Change – the Stern Report

January 18, 2007

Alistair Fernie, counselor, Sustainable Development/human Rights UK Mission to the United Nations. Philipp Schmidt-Thome, Scientific Researcher, Geological Survey of Finland.

Who Killed the Electric Car?

March 29, 2007

Movie, Directed by Chris Paine, Starring: Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Martin Sheen.

2006

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.

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.

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.

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.

2005

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).

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.

2004

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.

2003

NEPAD and the Least Developed Countries, Reality or Illusion?

2003

Anwarul Karin Chowdhury Under-Secretary General, OHRLLS. Ms. Yvette Stevens, Special Coordinator for Africa and the LDCs.