Climate negotiators met during New York Climate Week between 17-24 September with the central focus on validating tangible progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

After a recent official stocktake confirmed that progress is only on track for 15% of related targets and indicators, the sense of urgency of alignment between businesses, investors and NGOs to future-proof decarbonisation efforts ahead of COP28 in Dubai between 29 November-12 December, was clear in New York.

In this podcast, Ehsan Khoman, Head of Commodities, ESG and Emerging Markets Research (EMEA), discusses the key takeaways from New York Climate Week. He believes that whilst there remained large differences of perspectives on tackling the net zero equation in New York, commonalities emphasising value chain partnerships, infrastructure building and quality reporting were a step in the right direction in working collectively through tackling some of the most pressing climate change challenges.