This wasn’t just about making a big splash; it was about creating a meaningful impact in a world grappling with significant challenges. Consider the numbers: 585 Citywide and global events, a media reach of 6.9 billion (including the opening feature on BBC News at 10), 6.37 million digital campaign impressions, a powerful climate march with 75,000 participants, and 204 influential speakers.
These achievements are not just statistics; they are the collective efforts of a global community coming together. From California’s landmark lawsuit against major fossil fuel companies to the commitment of over 250 corporations urging world leaders to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030, the impact reverberates. Scotland’s First Minister announced new funding for countries most affected by the climate crisis, L’Oreal pledged €15 million to support communities facing the greatest disaster risk, and Volvo set a course to end all diesel production by early 2024, transitioning into an all-electric future.
In the grand scheme of things, these aren’t just big results—they are the ripples of change. Climate Week NYC 2023 has been a testament to the power of collective action, reminding us that, indeed, ‘We Can. We Will.’