Let me start by saying a big thank you to all those who participated in London Climate Action Week (LCAW) 2019. The week brought Londoner's together from across the city's broad spectrum of communities and cultural institutions to engage with climate change, making it a truly distinct global event. LCAW 2019 surpassed all expectations, showing how diverse and expansive the London climate change community is. Having estimated around 30-40 events across the week, we were staggered and delighted to see the tally reach 180 with the final figure still to come.
I’m very proud of the way our E3G team took LCAW 2019 in stride, producing a fantastic selection of events, many with our partner organisations, to bring in a huge number of actors for roundtables, workshops, conferences and more. I'd like to extend a big thank you as well to the talented team at Carter Wong Design for generously producing the London Climate Action Week logo pro bono for all partcipants to use.
My vision for London Climate Action Week is for it to beomce a significant week in the climate diary where world class expertise can convene and accelerate the delivery of solutions to climate change. The Mayor of London has voiced his support to carry on sponsoring this fantastic event. With a joint bid between the UK and Italian governments for COP 26 next year, LCAW 2020 will be an opportunity to showcase London’s unique cluster of climate organisations and work collectively to use the power of London’s global hubs to support a massive scale-up in climate action. Key to this will be engaging the public in new and exciting ways - something we look forward to doing at next year's event.
We will be running a review and legacy process for London Climate Action Week and will be seeking your views for next year. I encourage you to get in touch with George Triggs if you’d like to give direct feedback.
In this weeks newsletter, Robert McGowan reviews our climate diplomacy work at LCAW 2019, and Sonia Dunlop makes sense of the 20 plus finance events and Government Green Finance Strategy launch at the Green Finance Summit. In case you missed London Climate Action Week 2019 and want a sense of the variety of it, visit our homepage to see a collection of all the social media acitivity in one handy roller feed generously provided by Semble UK.
Finally, as we come to a close on this political calendar year I am pleased to share E3G’s 2018 Annual Review. It has been a tremendous year for us and I look forward to celebrating our 15-year anniversary with the launch of our new E3G Strategy later this year.
With best wishes,