A sustainability professional's 2024 climate calendar

Published 31 January 2024

Communicating about your climate action program is a great way to engage your colleagues, customers, and other stakeholders.

To help you do just that, we've pulled together a calendar of key dates relating to climate and sustainable development. Using these dates as “hooks” throughout the year can help you keep a steady drumbeat of messages and provide opportunities for your messages to reach an even bigger audience.

We’ve also included some useful industry events you might want to consider attending, as well as important reporting and award entry deadlines.

Key Dates Calendar

February

2 - World Wetlands Day - International Day

6 - Carbon Market Question Time - Climate Impact Partners webinar

12 - 14 - GreenBiz, Arizona - Sustainability Conference

21 - 22 - Sustainable Brands, Japan - Sustainability Conference

22 - Making Confident Climate Claims - Climate Impact Partners webinar

March

3 - World Wildlife Day - International Day

4- 6 - Economist Sustainability Week, London - Sustainability Conference

7 - 8 - Carbon Forward, Asia - Sustainability Conference

8 - International Women's Day - International Day

15 - SEAL Business Sustainability Awards - Award Entry Deadline

19 - 21 - North American Carbon World, California - Sustainability Conference

21 - International Day of Forests - International Day

22 - World Water Day - International Day

26 - 27 - Responsible Business USA, New York City - Sustainability Conference

April

16 - 18 - IETA European Climate Summit, Italy - Sustainability Conference

18 - Purpose Day, Netherlands - National Day

22 - Earth Day - International Day

21 - 27 - San Francisco Climate Week - Regional Event

22 - 28 - US Climate Action Summit, Washington, D.C. - Sustainability Conference

26 - Global Good Awards - Award Entry Deadline

26 - Arbor Day, USA - National Day

May

17 - Endangered Species Day - International Day

21 - 23 - Climate Leadership Conference, Ohio - Sustainability Conference

22 - International Day for Biological Diversity - International Day

31 - Reuters Responsible Business Awards - Award Entry Deadline

June

5 - World Environment Day - International Day

8 - World Ocean Day - International Day

11 - 12 - Responsible Business Europe, London - Sustainability Conference

11 - 12 - Carbon Forward North America, Toronto - Sustainability Conference

17 - 19 - GreenFin, New York City - Sustainability Conference

22 - World Rainforest Day - International Day

22 - 30 - London Climate Action Week - Regional Event

25 - 27 - IETA Latin America Climate Summit, Colombia - Sustainability Conference

July

26 - International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem - International Day

28 - Bog Day - International Day

31 - UNGC Communication on Progress - Reporting Deadline

August

2 - Earth Overshoot Day (in 2023) - International Day

9 - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples - International Day

September

7 – International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies - International Day

21 - 27 - FSC Forest Week - International Day

22 - New York Climate Week - Regional Event

22 - World Rivers Day - International Day

24 - 26 - IETA North America Climate Summit, New York - Sustainability Conference

TBC - CDP Reporting Deadline (including RE100) - Climate Reporting Deadline

TBC - Innovate4Climate, Germany - Sustainability Conference

October

7 - World Habitat Day - International Day

5 - World Teachers' Day - International Day

8 - 10 - Carbon Forward, London - Sustainability Conference

11 - International Day of the Girl Child - International Day

14 - 17 – Sustainable Brands, San Diego - Sustainability Conference

15 - International Day of Rural Women - International Day

16 - World Food Day - International Day

17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - International Day

22 - 24 - IETA Asia Climate Summit, India - Sustainability Conference

29 - 31 - Verge - Sustainability Conference

TBC - Bloom - Sustainability Conference

November

20 - World Children’s Day - International Day

11 - 24 – COP 29, Azerbaijan - International Climate Change Conference

December

5 - World Soil Day - International Day

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