International Media Briefing: Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit and the People’s Climate March

1 September 2014

On 4 September, experts from the two largest international climate change networks will brief media on political expectations for the upcoming Climate Summit in New York. Hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, government leaders from around the world will gather on 23 September to accelerate the ongoing transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies, as part of a global effort to tackle dangerous climate change and secure the new jobs, clean air and economic benefits their electorates demand.

Our panellists will also brief reporters on the People's Climate March in New York two days before the Summit, related mobilization efforts taking place around the world on the same day, and messages from leading economists, business alliances, medical professionals, youth networks, faith-based organizations and indigenous groups who are all calling for climate action. Organizers are expecting hundreds of thousands to take to the streets of New York, making it the biggest climate march in history.

  • What: Civil society experts outline political expectations for the Climate Leaders Summit in light of mass mobilization for climate action around the world.
  • When: This Thursday, 4 September 

Call 1: 8am GMT

Call 2: 15pm GMT 

  • 10am – Paris, Johannesburg 
  • 8am – San Francisco, Vancouver
  • 13.30pm – New Delhi
  • 10am – Lima, Mexico City
  • 4pm – Beijing
  • 11am – New York
  • 6pm – Sydney 
  • 12pm – Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires


  • Who: 
    • Call 1: 
      • Jennifer Morgan, Director of the Climate and Energy Program, WRI
      • Will Bates, Global Campaigns Director and Co-Founder,
      • Mareike Britten, Global Campaign Coordinator, Climate Action Network.
      • Li Shuo, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace China
    • Call 2: 
      • Liz Gallagher, Climate Diplomacy Programme Leader, E3G
      • May Boeve, Executive Director and Co-Founder,
      • Mareike Britten, Global Campaign Coordinator, Climate Action Network.
      • Li Shuo, Campaigner, Greenpeace China 


To join the teleconference, please join online here: or dial the relevant telephone number for your country listed below and enter the conference number: 855-534-4477 followed by the # key when requested. A full list of available telephone numbers can be found here:

If your country is not listed, and you cannot join via internet browser, please contact us. 


Ria Voorhaar, CAN International, email:, phone: +49 157 3173 5568

Christian Teriete, GCCA, email:, phone: +49 176 8050 7753


Additional Media Briefings Around the Climate Summit





Climate Summit Press Briefing with UNSG’s Climate Summit Team, The World Bank and WRI.

Monday September 8, 11:30am ET.

Paige Knappenberger, Climate Nexus, or

Climate Week NYC – We Mean Business press conference call: The business case for climate action.


Tuesday 9 September, 10am ET 

Sylvain Biville, The Climate Group,

New Climate Economy Embargoed Press Briefing.

Thursday 11 September, 10am ET

Lauren Zelin, WRI,


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