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2016 Diary of Millennial Sustainability Exchanges - add one isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com Brooklyn: & Moores Million youth social solutions world January; &Kenya 28 January; more www.economistuniversity.com

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

zwillinger allbirds.com claims to be pioneering multiple sustainable clothing materials - see eg amanpour interview

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Christina is an uber networker at brookings in washington dc - while her remit is transformative girls education where she has just hosted annual event with 30+ practice leaders including unicef,and  other movers of education eg DFID and Malala fund from UK -focusing this year on the India subcontinent her passion is climate and nature

Julian: i realise BBC , David Attenborough and you are coming up to a peak launch week with 7 worlds one planet - if in coming months there is time to map where youth could mobilise stories a billion people needs to action learn round I am confident that christina could help suggest some uniquely timely spaces

Of course there is much more to her contributions than my short intro

all the best
chris macrae +1 240 316 8157 whataspp/wechat
washington dc region, norman macrae foundation the economist's sub-editor of end poverty and education's revolutions in humanising AI

ps in Geneva you mentioned ten cent had amplified blue planet 2 stories; I will be attending ten cent co-founder celebration in hong kong dec 2 of my favorite educator bangladesh womens Sir Fazle Abed of brac world's largest ngo partnership- are you connecting with ten cent networks in rolling out 7 worlds - we are mapping university leaders and eg Schwarzman scholars who aim to introduce radically new curricula and innovation platforms to green , female and other sdg AI-big data collaborations with a particular emphasis 75th UN year on events Japan is linking in between now and the olympics- as you probably know the new emperor is passionate about water in every way it refreshes the planet having made The Thames his dissertation during 1980s studies in oxford - together the royal families of Japan and UK offer unique momentum for green youth movements

(It could also be timely if hong kong launched some of the world's most urgent green digital curricula and  summits mapping whole of asian investors and green AI impacts)

On Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 05:42:28 GMT-4, Julian Hector <julian.hector@bbc.co.uk> wrote:


Thank you Christopher

Blue Planet II NOT Blue Planet.

Thank you

Julian
From: christopher macrae <chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019 at 10:56
To: Julian Hector <julian.hector@bbc.co.uk>
Subject: follow up unctad conversation -attenborough 7 worlds one planet

To Julian Hector BBC- thanks for the inspiring presentation at the UN in Geneva and saying I could follow up

Here is the rough draft 
No peoples have spent more on public service broadcasting than the British. So it Is fitting to consider Attenborough as today’s broadcaster sharing the most valuable learning of all 8 billion people on planet earth. When David started celebrating his passion- the natural world  -in the 1950s, it was not an obvious television arena. TV was black & white; traveling around the world was costly; tools for editing detailed filming were laborious. Attenborough became an unique centre of gravity for the generation of media workers who built television as the most powerful media. David kept out of the world of celebrity making, or perhaps more accurately: his teams made sure the celebrities were the animals and mother nature herself.
Today, series like Blue Planet II reach over a billion borderless viewers including more than a quarter of a billion young Chinese who interact their desire to explore the planet, on smart mobile phones. Attenborough’s stories make the case for United Nations sustainability goals – particularly 14,15 like no other audience participation network. Whilst leaders of powerful nations prevaricate over cooperation pathways to climate resolution -mapping beyond the value chains of carbon- the unforgettable evidence of marine life choking on plastic waste and the death of coral can linkin unstoppable human movements. Is this our last call for saving our species from extinction? Search from October 2019: what do global alumni of Attenborough make of 7 WORLDS ONE PLANET? World service has never been so timely, so youth hopeful. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

california worst case

california is a mix of best and worst cases sustainability human and  artificial intelligence will ever see - this matters to the rest of the world as so much tech priorities originate in this one of the strangest paces on earth
much of california's infrastructure is pathetic- the reason there is no coordinated plan across different governaces of this tall state- and precious little federal mapping of how eg overland trade from east to west could be made 21st C fit- ironidally the east big corporations are stuck in industrial mindsets and big box retail while california at is edgiest leads ir4 and the end of bricks/property driving the cost of having an organisatuonal strategy. Perhaps most ironical of all - ad and enetretainment industruies are led out of california- ie east coast bsuiensses spend ever more on advertising ( a west coast livelihood) even as they have ever less uniqueness versus old indutry around the world. East usa main hub of bruillaint tech is boston but for some reason big industry usa doesnt have that good relations with boston either- perhaps its too hard for most amwricans to work out of aplace that can be snowed under 4 months a year ... but lets get back to california

California is by far america's largest economy but pretty isolated geographically =
TotalUnited States20,865,140
1California3,018,337
2Texas1,818,585
3New York1,701,399
Its a peculiar place for the world to be led technologically. And its pretty unlikely that its future (sustainably up or crashing down) is understood by majority of us congress let alone the self-declared greatest trading brain: mr trump. Only 4 countries have a larger economy than california's (one half of a per cent of the worlds people) - the whole of the US eg 20 , China (one fifth of world people) eg 15, Japan eg 5- Germany eg 4 (where we have taken numbers adjusting gdps a bit towards ppps) nb its true that india's economy (one fifth of worlds people) also rivals cal's depending how you count things

The inequality of wealth in california is also staggering (i think but cant be summed in one line)

in area California is the third largest state, behind Alaska and Texas, and runs almost 800 miles from north to south. It is not surprising that it offers a contrasting landscape and a diverse topography. California's general coastline is 840 miles long. -thats .longer than north to south of whole of britain

Japan - Location, size, and extent
The total area of Japan is 377,835 sq km (145,883 sq mi). Comparatively, the area occupied by Japan is slightly smaller than the state of California. It extends 3,008 km (1,869 mi) NE – SW and 1,645 km (1,022 mi) SE – NW and has a total coastline of 29,751 km (18,486 mi).

there;s hardly a train along its coastal belt- and because of a 1913 law shipping trade along the cast has to be saved by american built ships (an industry us mainly deserted) although trains and boats are the greenest trade and criitcal to supply chains- usa relies on extremely expensive and non-ecological cars and planes- in other words its markets are designed by and for the rich not by and for the sustainability of all the people - california

one of its electricity utilities page went bankrupt last yearas it had to admit that its down electricity lines started sparks that started the wildfire that raised the town of paradise to the ground

the pge and saga continues = thsi ftom axios today
1 big thing: PG&E's blackouts make the case for home generation
Photo of a person sitting in a California restaurant lit by candlelight during one of PG&E's shut-offs
Person sitting in a California restaurant lit by candlelight during one of PG&E's shut-offs. Photo: Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP via Getty Images
 
One side effect of California utility PG&E shutting off power to roughly 2 million people to deter wildfires: It's effectively a free ad for distributed generation options.
Driving the news: Check out the Twitter feed of Sunrun, the country's top residential solar provider, and you'll see this message about their battery product...
  • "#Blackouts are happening now all across #California. Take back control of your home's #energy with Sunrun's Brightbox #solar #battery service and stay powered through the next #outage."
  • It links to a page where customers can explore purchase of their solar and battery systems. Sunrun even has a separate page about the PG&E shut-offs that notes wildfires are now year-round events in California.
The big picture: They're not the only distributed energy provider that stands to gain.
  • "Suppliers of backup, diesel-fired generators, solar panels, batteries and fuel cells alike see a sales opportunity in the massive power shutoffs rolling out across the San Francisco Bay Area," Bloomberg reports.
  • Via Greentech Media, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables' analyst Ravi Manghani says this week's blackouts mean "the market should see an uptick in battery storage sales."
Why it matters: Distributed energy is indeed an important part of creating more resilient power systems at a time when climate change is putting more stress on grids.
  • Greentech points out that this isn't lost on California regulators, who "have been looking to distributed energy resources as part of the solution to the state's wildfire-power grid challenge."
What they're saying: A Fast Company story last night on the PG&E outages quotes Christopher Burgess of the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute making the case for "community microgrids" that combine solar and batteries.
  • “I could definitely see a future where the transmission lines are just so long and so problematic, and it gets more and more dry due to climate change, and those things just become so much of a vulnerability that it’s actually better just to ‘island off’ certain communities,” he said.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Japan host green finance business summit connected to https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/

lesson for sustainability investment: If auditing of corporations done transparently  then collaborating over environmental risks becomes competitive advantage to most purposeful companies- we expect that environmental ai (eg in leading cities of the world) will increasingly identify big rogue corporations and their goodwill will plummet

see also training on ERM anmd ESG

chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk welcome discussion with fellow trainees Ernst Yoing UN week :
Oct 23, 2018 - Geneva/Singapore 23 October 2018: The Committee of Sponsoring ... (ERM) to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related Risks.”.
Oct 22, 2018 - Given the unique impacts and dependencies of ESG-related risks, COSO and WBCSD have partnered to develop guidance to help entities ...
Oct 14, 2018 - management (ERM) concepts and processes to ESG-related risks. ...... Geneva Claesson, Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change, Deloitte ...

Nov 28, 2018 - We have assessed the major needs and challenges to align sustainability priorities with ERM and we recommend the following four-step ...
Missing: geneva ‎| ‎Must include: ‎geneva

Monday, September 23, 2019

today's un climate summit

If our species is not going going gone- who's knowledge who could we humans and our tools the artificial intel be massively sharing and acting on now?

WALK & TALK From history (see 1976 review in The Economist of Entrepreneurial Revolution) we learn .gov is prone to being reactive not leading innovation
UN Agenda ny   video
10.00 Opening Ceremony • Secretary-General, H.E, Mr. António Guterres • Youth dialogue with Secretary-General 10.40 • New Zealand: Prime Minister, H.E. Ms. Jacinda Ardern • Marshall Islands: President, H.E. Dr. Hilda C. Heine • India: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi • Germany: Chancellor, H.E. Mrs. Angela Merkel 10.55 Plans for a Carbon Neutral World Announcements of plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 or sooner including by enhancing their Nationally Determined Contributions by 2020 by: • Chile: President, H.E. Sebastián Piñera Echeñique • Finland: President, H.E. Mr. Sauli Niinistö • UN Special Envoy for Climate Action: Mr. Michael Bloomberg • City of Montreal: Mayor, and ICLEI Global Ambassador for Local Biodiversity, Ms. Valérie Plante • Allianz SE: CEO, Mr. Oliver Baete 11.10 Climate Finance • France: President, H.E. Emmanuel Macron • Qatar: Emir, H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani • Jamaica: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Andrew Holness 11.20 Powering the Future from Coal to Clean Making the economic and business case for shifting to renewable energy and the health case for phasing out coal by: • Slovakia: President, H.E. Zuzana Čaputová • Clean Air Fund: Executive Director, Ms. Jane Burston • Orsted: CEO, Mr. Henrik Poulsen • Iberdrola: CEO, Mr. Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan 11.35 • Costa Rica: President. H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada • Indonesia: Vice-President, H.E. Mr. M. Jusuf Kalla • China: State Councilor and Special Representative of President Xi Jinping, H.E. Mr. Wang Yi 11.45 Unlocking the Potential of Nature in Climate Action Announcements on the scaling up of Nature-Based Solutions in their Nationally Determined Contributions and Long-Term strategies to increase ambition and concrete actions to protect nature to better fight climate change by: • Norway: Prime Minister, H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg • Democratic Republic of Congo: President, H.E. Mr. Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi • Pakistan: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Imran Khan • Republic of Guatemala: President, H.E. Mr. Jimmy Morales • Danone: CEO, Chairman and CEO, Mr. Emmanuel Faber 12:00 • Iceland: Prime Minister, H.E. Ms. Katrin Jakobsdottir • Denmark: Prime Minister, H.E. Ms. Mette Frederiksen • Colombia: President, H.E. Mr. Ivan Duque Marquez 12.10 Towards a Resilient Future Announcements of plans to mainstream climate risk in decision making by: • Fiji: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama • Nigeria: President, H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari • The Netherlands: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Mark Rutte • Bank of England: Governor, Mr. Mark Carney • Willis Towers Watson: CEO and Board Director, Mr. John Haley 12.25 • Morocco: H.R.H Princess Lalla Hasnaa • Portugal: President, H.E. Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa • Singapore: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Lee Hsien Loong 12.35 Small Island Developing States Announcements related to the SIDS’ vision for developing along a resilient and carbon neutral pathway, with the support of the international community, by: • Barbados: Prime Minister, H.E, Ms. Mia Mottley • Palau: President, H.E. Mr. Tommy Esang Remengesau Jr. • Saint Lucia: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Allen Michael Chastanet • Maldives: President, H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih • International Renewable Energy Agency: Director General, Mr. Francesco La Camera 13.15-14.45 Climate Action Summit Luncheon with Heads of State and Government, Chief Executives and young entrepreneurs. 15.00 • Ecuador: President, H.E. Mr. Lenin Moreno Garcés • Ireland: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Leo Varadkar • Djibouti: President, H.E. Mr. Ismaël Omar Guelleh • Russian Federation: Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Alexei Gordeyev 15.10 Live, Work and Move Green Announcements of concrete actions to transition to a decarbonized built environment, sustainable mobility systems, and specifically-tailored financial and technical support for urban transitions by: • Turkey: President, H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan • Kenya: President, H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta • State of Maine: Governor, Ms. Janet Mills • City of Surabaya: Mayor and President of UCLG Asia Pacific, Ms. Tri Rismaharini • European Investment Bank: President, Mr. Werner Hoyer 15.25 • Belgium: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Charles Michel • Greece: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis • Chad: President, H.E. Mr. Idriss Deby Itno 15.35 Cutting GHG Emissions Now with Cooling and Energy Efficiency Announcements of concrete and transformative actions to deliver climatefriendly and efficient cooling plans and the scaling-up and delivery of energy efficiency in Nationally Determined Contributions and Long-Term Strategies by: • Rwanda: President, H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame • Seychelles: President, H.E. Mr. Danny Faure • City of Copenhagen: Lord Mayor, and Co-Chair of C40, Frank Jensen • Children Investment Fund Foundation: CEO, Kate Hampton • Signify: CEO and Chairman, Mr. Eric Rondolat 15.50 • Monaco: Prince, H.R.H. Albert II • Kingdom of Eswatini: Head of State, H. M. King Mswati III • Republic of Korea: President, H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in 16.00 Adapting Now: Making People Safer Announcements on concrete regional and global actions to better adapt to climate change and prevent and respond to disasters and specifically-tailored financial and technical support by: • Egypt: President, H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sissi • Bangladesh: Prime Minister, H.E. Ms. Sheikh Hasina • Ghana: President, H. E. Mr. Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo • Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation: Trustee and Co-Chair of the Global Commission on Adaptation, Mr. Bill Gates • World Bank Group: President, Mr. David R. Malpass 16.15 • Luxembourg: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Xavier Bettel • Sudan: Prime Minister, H.E. Dr. Abdalla Hamdok • Thailand: Prime Minister, H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha 16.25 Least Developed Countries Announcements related to the LDC’s’ vision for developing along a resilient and carbon neutral pathway, with the support of the international community, by: • Bhutan: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Lotay Tshering • Ethiopia: President, H.E. Mrs. Sahle-Work Zewde • Vanuatu: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai • Masen: President, Mr. Mustapha Bakkoury • African Development Bank: President, Mr. Akinwumi Adesina 16.40 • European Union: President of the European Council, H.E. Mr. Donald Tusk • Lithuania: President, H.E. Mr. Gitanas Nauseda • Lesotho: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Thomas Motsoahae Thabane 16.50 People Centered Action Now Announcements of people focus climate action - jobs, gender and other social drivers as enablers of greater national and sub-national ambition, by: • Spain: President of the Government, H.E. Mr. Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón • Peru: Prime Minister, H.E. Salvador Del Solar • Engie: CEO, Ms. Isabelle Kocher • International Trade Union Confederation: General Secretary, Ms. Sharan Burrow • Indigenous Peoples Representative, Mr. Tuntiak Katan 17.05 • Hungary: President, H.E. Mr. János Áder • Sierra Leone: President, H.E. Mr. Julius Maada Bio • Switzerland: President, H. E. Mr. Ueli Maurer 17.15 The Economy Moving from Grey to Green Announcements of concrete and ambitious actions to get to carbon neutrality before 2050 by: • Sweden: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Stefan Löfven • Dalmia: CEO, Mr. Mahendra Singhi • SSAB: CEO, Mr. Martin Lindqvist • Port of Antwerp: CEO, Mr. Jacques Vandermeiren • Maersk: Chairman, Mr. Søren Toft 17.30 • Plurinational State of Bolivia: President, H. E. Mr. Evo Morales • Republic of the Congo: President, H.E. Mr. Denis Sassou Nguesso • Italy: President of the Council of Ministers, H.E. Mr. Giuseppe Conte • United Kingdom: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Boris Johnson 17.40 Closing Remarks from the Secretary-General

tuesday sdg summit
Opening

TUESDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2019

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

TRUSTEESHIP COUNCIL CHAMBER, UNHQ

OFFICIAL MEETING

Setting the scene and taking stock of the situation regarding the achievement of the SDGs: progress, challenges and way forward.
  • Opening and Welcome Remarks
    H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, President of the 74th session of the General Assembly
  • Statement
    H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Statement
    H.E. Ms. Mona Juul, President of the Economic and Social Council
  • Adoption of the political declaration
  • Fireside Chat on the Global Sustainable Development Report
    Moderator:
    • Dr. Joannie Marlene Bewa, Physician, Public Health Researcher, United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Founder, Young Beninese Leaders Association (YBLA)
    Scientists:
    • Mr. Peter Messerli, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland
    • Ms. Endah Murniningtyas, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Republic of Indonesia
    • Ms. Eun Mee Kim, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    • Mr. David Smith, Institute for Sustainable Development at the University of the West Indies (UWI)
At 15:55, Leaving No One Behind Video Message: Women and Girls will be highlighted.
BIOGRAPHIES
Dr. Joannie Marlene Bewa
Physician, Public Health Researcher, United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Founder, Young Beninese Leaders Association (YBLA)
H.E. Mr. António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations
H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
President of the 74th session of the General Assembly
H.E. Ms. Mona Juul
Seventy-fifth President of the Economic and Social Council
Mr. David Smith
Coordinator of the Institute for Sustainable Development at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University Consortium for Small Island States (UCSIS), and the Caribbean Chair for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Jamaica
Mr. Peter Messerli
Director of the Center for Development and Environment at the University of Bern, Switzerland (Co-chair of GSDR)
Ms. Endah Murniningtyas
Former Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of National Development Planning of Indonesian (Co-chair of GSDR)


Ms. Eun Mee Kim
Dean of the Graduate School of Ewha Womans University, Kore

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tuesday sdgs summit
3rd plenary meeting General Assembly Hall Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization - Item 110 Opening of the general debate - Item 8 Addresses by: His Excellency Jair Messias Bolsonaro, President, Federative Republic of Brazil His Excellency Donald Trump, President, United States of America His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President, Arab Republic of Egypt His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President, Republic of Turkey His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President, Republic of Maldives His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir, State of Qatar His Excellency Ueli Maurer, President, Swiss Confederation Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President, Republic of Croatia His Excellency Evo Morales Ayma, Constitutional President, Plurinational State of Bolivia His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan His Excellency Moon Jae-in, President, Republic of Korea His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of the Faso, President of the Council of Ministers, Burkina Faso His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President, French Republic His Excellency Sebastián Piñera Echeñique, President, Republic of Chile His Excellency Željjko Komšić, President, Bosnia and Herzegovina 15:00 4th plenary meeting General Assembly Hall Addresses by: His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President, Republic of Angola His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President, Portuguese Republic His Excellency Paul Kagame, President, Republic of Rwanda His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President, Republic of Finland His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou, President, Republic of the Niger His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands His Excellency Mauricio Macri, President, Argentine Republic His Excellency Egils Levits, President, Republic of Latvia Her Excellency Zuzana Čaputová, President, Slovak Republic His Excellency Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President, Republic of Kazakhstan His Excellency Andrzej Duda, President, Republic of Poland Her Excellency Hilda Heine, President, Republic of the Marshall Islands His Highness Alois von und zu Liechtenstein, Head of State His Excellency Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, President, Republic of Peru His Excellency Macky Sall, President, Republic of Senegal Continuation of the general debate - Item 8 Addresses by: His Excellency Giuseppe Conte, President of the Council of Ministers, Republic of Italy His Excellency Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government, Spain Her Excellency Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and National Security and Intelligence, New Zealand His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, Japan His Excellency Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland His Excellency Saad-Eddine El Othmani, Head of Government, Kingdom of Morocco



SEPTEMBER 2019, TUESDAY, 4 TO 5 PM STATEMENTS ON BEHALF OF A GROUP OF STATES 1. STATE OF PALESTINE (ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP OF 77 AND CHINA) HEAD OF STATE 2. MALAWI (ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP OF LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES) HEAD OF STATE 3. THAILAND (ON BEHALF OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS) HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 4. SAINT LUCIA (ON BEHALF OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY) HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 5. UGANDA (ON BEHALF OF THE AFRICAN STATES) HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 6. EUROPEAN UNION HIGH-LEVEL 2 7. PARAGUAY (ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP OF LANDLOCKED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES) MINISTER 8. BELIZE (ON BEHALF OF THE ALLIANCE OF SMALL ISLAND STATES) MINISTER 9. PHILIPPINES (ON BEHALF OF THE MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES) MINISTER STATEMENTS BY PARTICIPATING STATES 10. CHAD HEAD OF STATE 11. GERMANY HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 12. UNITED KINGDOM HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 13. HOLY SEE HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 14. SUDAN HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 15. SURINAME VICE-PRESIDENT 16. CHINA VICE-PREMIER 25 SEPTEMBER 2019, WEDNESDAY, 5:05 TO 5:50 PM STATEMENTS ON BEHALF OF A GROUP OF STATES 17. FIJI (ON BEHALF OF THE PACIFIC SMALL ISLANDS DEVELOPING STATES) HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 18. VANUATU (ON BEHALF OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM) HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 19. FRANCE (ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP OF 7) VICE-MINISTER STATEMENTS BY PARTICIPATING STATES 20. TOGO HEAD OF STATE 21. DJIBOUTI HEAD OF STATE 3 22. ZAMBIA HEAD OF STATE 23. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC HEAD OF STATE 24. MOROCCO HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 25. CUBA MINISTER 26. NICARAGUA MINISTER 27. SLOVAKIA MINISTER 28. RUSSIAN FEDERATION MINISTER 29. ECUADOR MINISTER 30. MEXICO MINISTER 31. TUNISIA MINISTER 32. DENMARK MINISTER THE FOLLOWING SPEAKERS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO TAKE THE FLOOR BY THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER UNLESS CANCELLATIONS OR DOWNGRADES ALTER THEIR PLACEMENT. THESE DELEGATIONS WILL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK AT A FORMAL PLENARY MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN OCTOBER 2019. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE PLENARY MEETING WILL BE PROVIDED AT A LATER DATE. 33. MOZAMBIQUE MINISTER 34. AFGHANISTAN MINISTER 35. LUXEMBOURG MINISTER 36. BELARUS MINISTER 37. LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCATIC REPUBLIC MINISTER 38. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MINISTER 39. CHILE MINISTER 40. GABON MINISTER 41. GAMBIA MINISTER 42. MYANMAR MINISTER 43. NEPAL MINISTER 4 44. ISRAEL MINISTER 45. ERITREA MINISTER 46. LITHUANIA MINISTER 47. CONGO MINISTER 48. KYRGYZSTAN MINISTER 49. CAMBODIA MINISTER 50. ALGERIA MINISTER 51. BAHRAIN MINISTER 52. AUSTRIA MINISTER 53. BOTSWANA MINISTER 54. COTE D’IVOIRE MINISTER 55. ARGENTINA MINISTER 56. SRI LANKA MINISTER 57. SAUDI ARABIA MINISTER 58. BRUNEI MINISTER 59. REPUBLIC OF KOREA MINISTER 60. SOUTH AFRICA MINISTER 61. PORTUGAL MINISTER 62. SOLOMON ISLANDS MINISTER 63. INDIA MINISTER 64. TURKMENISTAN VICE-MINISTER 65. BRAZIL VICE-MINISTER 66. VENEZUELA VICE-MINISTER 67. UNITED STATES CHAIR OF DELEGATION

Wednesday, 25 September Programme

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
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Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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The announcement comes ahead of what could be the world’s biggest climate-change protest today.
The news: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday pledged to build or buy enough renewable power to supply 80% of the company’s electricity needs by 2024 and 100% by 2030. By 2040, the retail giant plans to cut or offset the carbon emissions across all its operations. 
The response: The plan was generally met with praise but, as ever, the devil is in the details. Some of it seems to amount to climate accounting: investing in solar and wind power elsewhere to offset the portion of fossil fuel generated electricity they’re actually using. The company’s own climate activist employee group, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, trumpeted the pledge as a “huge win,” but said it didn’t go far enough. 
Not alone: Google also got in on the act, pledging to invest more than $2 billion in new energy infrastructure like wind turbines and solar panels. Read the full story here.
New York City has big plans—and $20 billion—to save itself from climate change
Well-hidden sea walls, white rooftops, and community programs to monitor for signs of heat illnesses are all part of the strategy for helping the Big Apple cope with global warming.
Money talks: New York City’s mayor’s office is spending $20 billion to make needed changes to the city’s built environment—and its sense of community, Jainey Bavishi, director of the NYC mayor’s office of recovery and resiliency said at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference yesterday.
The hope: These changes should help New York to cope with the dangerous effects of climate change in coming years. For example, the city has already coated 10 million square feet of rooftops in white paint, helping to cut energy bills and reduce the risk of deaths during heatwaves. Read the full story here.