Held at the New York Times conference center during Climate Week NYC, the first edition of C40 Talks brought together mayors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, climate experts and journalists to discuss what it will take to deliver on the Paris Agreement and create a better future for our people, our cities and our planet. See what the media is saying here.

Opening Remarks: Mark Watts

Mark Watts, Master of Cermonies & C40 Executive Director, opens the event.

Keynote Address: Anne Hidalgo

Anne Hidalgo, C40 Chair & Mayor of Paris urges immediate and ambitous climate action, saying "we are billions who want to live, and want to live well."

Keynote address: Patricia Espinosa


Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, delivers a keynote address: "We no longer have the luxury of time."

In Conversation: Jerry Brown & Tom Steyer

Governor Jerry Brown and Tom Steyer, Founder & President of NextGen America, in conversation, moderated by Anne Thompson, Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent of NBC News.

Session I: The Air We Breathe

Session I: The Air We Breathe, featuring Tor Henrik Andersen, deputy to the governing mayor of Oslo; Paulette Frank, VP for Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability; Jeremy Heimans, CEO of Purpose; and David Lu, CEO of Clarity Movement Co. Moderated by Antha Williams of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Keynote Address: Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, delivers a keynote address, declaring that “even if our president turns a blind eye, we will act."

Session II: The Future We Want

Session II: The Future We Want, featuring Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver. Moderated by Issie Lapowsky of WIRED Magazine.

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