As communities and cities increasingly experience the impacts of climate change, the need for solutions and scalable actions have never been more important. This is especially true in large cities like New York, which are wrestling with a range of hazards from extreme heat and rainfall to sea level rise and coastal flooding.

But what are some of the emerging ideas, technologies, and solutions that organizations are advancing worldwide to address the ongoing climate crisis? Join senior leaders from across the public, private, and social sectors for an engaging discussion on the potential and challenges of leveraging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate climate action.

Organized by The New School,, the Centre for Public Impact and WRI, this event will feature live demonstrations of two novel solutions from The New School’s Urban Systems Lab and WRI followed by a moderated panel discussion. The event encourages attendance from those in roles of government, industry, community activism, academia and philanthropy interested in understanding more about how AI can unlock climate resilience at the community level. There will be an opportunity to network with attendees and organizers after the event.

Registration is required and first come first serve. The event will be recorded and live streamed for remote access.


  • Rohit T. Aggarwala, Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
  • Jaya Dhindaw, Interim Director, WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
  • Evan Tachovsky, Data Lab Global Director, WRI
  • Timon McPhearson, Director & Professor, Urban Systems Lab, The New School
  • Joel Towers, Professor & Co-Director, Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School
  • Josh Sorin, Global Director for Climate Action, Centre for Public Impact