New York, New York, USA
Climate Change and Clean Cookstoves: Lessons learnt and Opportunities in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
The New School, Tishman Auditorium
24 September 2018, 18:30 - 20:30
In 2018, for nearly 3 billion people each day, cooking is conducted on open fires or rudimentary cookstoves that are fueled by coal or unsustainable wood. At a time when pressure to take climate action is increasing, supporting efficient cookstoves climate protection projects is ranked as one of the most efficient solution to stabilize our climate and make a positive impact on the world. In addition to the climate benefits associated with their use, clean cookstoves and fuels support vulnerable communities around the world in ways that can be life-changing: empowering women and girls, providing new local jobs, improving health and protecting biodiversity.
This panel discussion organized during Climate Week NYC will present best practices developed to date and then launch into thoughtful discussion around other strategies and tactics that might help businesses, foundations and other non-profit organizations create the most value in their strategy to implement the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, speakers will also explore the whole range of benefits awaiting those taking decisive action: boosts in trust, quality of stakeholder relationships, and newly-created social value along the value chain.
Best Practices in Reducing Value Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Co-hosted with: Science Based Targets initiative and Navigant
Navigant, 685 3rd Avenue, 14th Floor (enter on 44th Street)
26 September 2018, 15:00 to 17:00
This interactive workshop will provide an overview of best practices in addressing value chain (scope 3) greenhouse gas emissions as well as opportunities for the audience to provide feedback. Come learn and discuss:
- The latest best practices in formulating ambition and tracking progress in reducing scope 3 GHG emissions
- A draft accounting framework on value chain interventions
This event is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited. Beverages and snacks will be provided after the event.
International Conference on Sustainable Development
Mainstreaming Gender in Agenda 2030: Interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goals
Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, Lerner 568
26 September 2018, 15:00 - 17:00
At the International Conference on Sustainable Development, Gold Standard and Perene Institute will present their co-authored paper, "Women / Energy / Climate: Linking SDG Impacts," that focuses on how increasing gender equality can accelerate progress toward multiple Sustainable Development Goals. The paper explores how climate finance can help crowd in additional investors, with a close look at clean cookstove interventions in Brazil.