Ceres' Climate Week NYC 2020 Media Briefing

Ahead of virtual summit, Ceres’ leading experts to highlight key action steps to stop the climate crisis
Sep 11, 2020 10:40 AM ET
Press Release

September 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As we experience another deadly and devastating hurricane and wildfire season, it is clear the climate crisis continues to wreak havoc around the globe. In 2020, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit an all-time high, triple-digit temperatures in the Arctic Circle led to another warmest month on record, and the dry spring and summer heat unleashed raging forest fires from America's West to Brazil's Amazon.  In California, the wildfires across the state have already burned more acres than any year on record.

Ceres will hold a virtual media briefing with its CEO and President and several of its leading issue experts to outline the key action steps investors, companies, policymakers, and regulators can take right now to prevent the next climate catastrophe. The experts will highlight the latest trends and solutions across sectors that have emerged as businesses adapt to tackle this systemic challenge and accelerate the transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable future. They will discuss newly released thought leadership resources — Ceres Investor Guide to Deforestation and Climate ChangeAddressing Climate Risk as a Systemic Risk: a Call to Action for US RegulatorsCeres Blueprint for Responsible Policy Engagement on Climate Change — and highlight the growth and progress of investor-led initiatives, including Climate Action 100+ and The Investor Agenda, that are already inspiring positive climate action around the globe. 

“There is a way forward in our new reality. And, together, we can act quickly and boldly to accelerate the transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable net-zero emissions economy. This decade must be a decade of action.” — Mindy Lubber, Ceres CEO and President. 

The briefing comes on the heels of the release of the first-ever climate risk report from a subcommittee of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Market Risk Advisory Committee that underscored the growing concern among stakeholders from across the political spectrum about the financial threat that climate change poses to the stability of U.S capital markets. It also comes one week before Climate Week NYC 2020. Ceres is an official event host of the international climate summit. You can find a link to the sessions that Ceres is hosting at: ceres.org/ClimateWeek2020.  As Ceres experts will explain during the briefing and in the sessions that follow, there is a clear pathway to accelerate the shift to a net-zero emissions future. 

What: Ceres Climate Week 2020 Media Briefing

Mindy Lubber, CEO and President, Ceres
Anne Kelly, Vice President of Government Affairs, Ceres
Kirsten Spalding, Senior Program Director, Investor Network, Ceres
Dan Bakal, Interim Senior Program Director, Climate and Energy, Ceres
Veena Ramani, Senior Program Director, Capital Market Systems, Ceres

When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT) on Tuesday, Sept. 15

How to join: Please RSVP Troy Shaheen shaheen@ceres.org or Barbara Grady grady@ceres.org to receive the log-in information for the media briefing. The media briefing is open to journalists only. 

About Ceres
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. For more information, visit ceres.org and follow @CeresNews.