gears up for Climate Week NYC 2023

September 13, 2023
Join representatives of at events related to its Amazonia, Fashion and SAFE Cities campaigns as part of Climate Week NYC 2023.

International nonprofit environmental organization will be hosting and collaborating on numerous events as part of Climate Week NYC, the March to End Fossil Fuels, and the U.N. Climate Ambition Summit in New York City this month.

The global advocacy organization aims to deliver large-scale change for the planet and its people by interrupting the systems that create climate crises, and challenging corporations and governments to treat people and the environment with respect.

Join Stand’s campaigns at the events below to learn about their vision for a climate-safe, equitable future, where environmental and climate justice policies uphold the dignity of people everywhere — at the scale our world requires.


Stand’s Amazon rainforest campaign will be participating in many events surrounding Climate Week to advance discussions around its Amazonia for Life: Protect 80% by 2025 initiative. 

  • Amazon Campaign Co-Director Alicia Guzmán and Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organisations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) General Coordinator Fany Kuiru Castro will be present for a roundtable titled “The Global Alliance of Territorial Communities: Indigenous Knowledge and Proposals as a Response to the Climate, Humanitarian, and Environmental Crisis” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET Monday, Sept. 18 at the Faculty House at Columbia University. Learn more and register here.
  • Castro will present the 80×2025 initiative during a seminar titled “Safeguarding the Amazon: A Call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Zone” from 2 to 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Ford Foundation. Space is very limited; please email to attend.
  • Castro will also present the 80×2025 initiative in a hybrid event, titled “No Time to Spare: Averting Fossil Fuel Expansion in Earth’s Most Bioculturally Diverse Ecosystems,” from 4 to 7 p.m. ET Thursday, Sept. 21 at 109 W 39th St. Learn more and register here.
  • Castro and Guzmán will attend a panel titled “Radical Listening from Communities: What are the Key Messages We Need to Champion at COP 28?” at 12:15 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 23 at 545 West 30th St. The panel is followed by a ceremonial walk in honor of lost Indigenous leaders and environmental defenders. Learn more and register here.


Stand’s Fossil Free Fashion campaign will host and participate in several Climate Week events. 

  • Corporate Climate Campaigner Rachel Kitchin is speaking on a panel titled “Fossil Fashion: Are We Wearing Oil?” from 4 to 6 p.m. ET Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Morgan Library. Learn more and register here.
  • Fashion Campaign Director Seema Joshi is hosting a virtual panel, titled “Beyond Decarbonization: The Fashion Industry Needs an Equitable and Rapid Transition That Avoids False Solutions,” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, Sept. 20. Learn more and register here.

SAFE Cities

Stand’s SAFE Cities campaign will be hosting a hybrid panel, titled “Building Gas-Free Is A Big Deal: The Impact of Making New U.S. Buildings All-Electric and New York’s Leadership in the Movement,” at 3 p.m. ET Thursday, Sept. 21 at 470 Vanderbilt Ave. in Brooklyn for in-person attendees and on Zoom for remote participants. This event will discuss the impact of electrifying new buildings in the U.S., highlight which areas of the country most need these policies, discuss how New York leaders got policies passed locally and statewide, and outline the ways in which every part of the country, despite varying rules and politics, can take action. Learn more and register here.

Climate Finance

Stand’s Climate Finance campaign will have staff on the ground for events and interviews in New York City from Sept. 19 to 21 around the U.N. Climate Ambition Summit.

  • Climate finance expert available for interviews in person or remotely:


We will be partnering with our friends at the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty on numerous events through Climate Week, and their full schedule is available on their website.

March to End Fossil Fuels and Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels actions is supporting and participating in a major wave of global mobilizations being planned for Friday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 17, when people will take to the streets to strike and demand an immediate and fair fossil fuel phaseout. There are actions being registered worldwide for that weekend, culminating in the big March in NYC.



Media contacts: 

Cari Barcas, Communications Director,, +1 312 720 7940 (Eastern Time)