The Ecoship Project to be announced in New York City during Climate Week
As part of its work toward global sustainability, Peace Boat and the Ecoship Project will contribute to Climate Week NYC, an international event on September 19-25 that brings business and government leaders together to continue the transition toward net zero emissions. Hundreds of delegates from around the world will converge in New York City to cover key themes of the climate change agenda through business and government panel discussions, workshops, academic seminars, exhibitions and artistic productions.
During the event, Peace Boat will present its Ecoship—a groundbreaking project to create the world’s most sustainable cruise ship. Planned to sail in 2020, the 55,000 ton, 2,000 passenger capacity vessel combines innovative energy efficiency features, renewable energy solutions, and designs inspired by nature to an unprecedented level in maritime transport. The Ecoship Project will collaborate with the United Nations, governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to raise awareness of climate change. On September 22, Peace Boat will announce its partnerships and provide more information about the project at the event: ‘Sailing for Sustainability and Climate Action.’ Open to the public, the event will take place on the 10th floor of 777 United Nations Plaza (on the corner of 1st Avenue and E 44th Street) from 4-6 pm. If you would like to register for the event, you can click here.
The event will also offer a preview of the Peace Boat ship visit to New York City on October 20. During this visit, Peace Boat will host an onboard event, inviting the New York City community to learn more about the Ecoship, its three decades of innovative voyages and programs, and its initiatives for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Peace Boat is an official campaigner for the SDGs and is working to inspire civil society and governments in each country it visits during its voyages to engage in reaching the goals. As a symbol of its support, the official UN SDGs “Global Goals” logo was recently added on the side of the current ship.
Sustainable Investment Forum and the International Conference on Sustainable Development
During Climate Week, Peace Boat and the Ecoship Project will also be present as a sponsor at the Sustainable Investment Forum on September 20. This one-day event aims to advance dialogue on the development of effective public-private funding mechanisms for scaling low-carbon innovation. Uniting 300 investors, asset managers, fund managers, public and private banks, insurers and the private sector with key policy makers, city leaders and regulatory bodies, the forum will build the key relationships required to finance last year’s Paris Agreement.
The Ecoship Project will also participate in the fourth annual International Conference on Sustainable Development on September 21 -22 at Columbia University. The conference aims to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the SDGs. This year’s conference theme is ‘Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice’. It provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from governments, academia, the United Nations and other international agencies, and NGOs and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies.