Samata Pattinson’s Key Roles During Climate Week NYC 2023: Addressing UN General Assembly, Moderating TEXAS Documentary Screening, and Advocating for Sustainable Fashion

*New York City, NY – September 15, 2023* – Samata Pattinson, renowned Cultural Sustainability Pioneer and CEO of BLACK PEARL, played a prominent role at Climate Week NYC 2023, one of the world’s most significant annual climate events, which took place from September 17th to 24th.

Climate Week NYC, organised by the Climate Group, united global leaders, business executives, policy influencers, and representatives from civil society to accelerate climate action and advocate for change. This year’s event featured a hybrid format, encompassing in-person, virtual, and hybrid sessions.

Samata Pattinson’s contributions to Climate Week NYC 2023 included:


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Moderating TEXAS Documentary Screening:

Pattinson served as the moderator for the screening of the documentary “TEXAS,” directed by Andrew Morgan, in which she also held the role of Associate Producer. The documentary explored critical environmental and social issues, shedding light on the importance of storytelling in inspiring change.

Speaking at the Fashion Solutions Breakfast with Futuerra:

Pattinson participated in the “Fashion Solutions Breakfast with Futuerra” on September 19th. Hosted at the Futuerra NY Office, this session explored innovative approaches to sustainable fashion, highlighting the creative potential and collective wisdom needed to build resilient societies and protect the planet.

Panel Discussion at SDG Media Zone:

Pattinson also took part in a panel discussion at the SDG Media Zone, focusing on the theme “Harnessing Culture and Community for Sustainable Development.” Scheduled for September 20th, this engaging session delved into how culture and community can be harnessed to promote social cohesion, environmental stewardship, and economic resilience.


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Speaking alongside  Sophia Kiani, Foundr of Climate Cardinals, and moderated by Kerry Bannigan, Executive Director of Fashion Impact Fund, Samata Pattinson’s contributions underscored the vital role of culture and community in advancing sustainability and shaping a brighter future for all.

Climate Week NYC is hosted annually in partnership with the United Nations General Assembly and is run in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York.

For more information about Samata Pattinson’s participation at Climate Week NYC 2023, please contact:


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*About Samata Pattinson:*

Samata Pattinson is a Cultural Sustainability Pioneer and the CEO of BLACK PEARL, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainability in the fashion industry. With a deep commitment to environmental and social responsibility, Samata Pattinson has emerged as a leading advocate for cultural and community-driven sustainable development.

*About Climate Week NYC:*

Climate Week NYC, organized by the Climate Group, is a flagship climate event that convenes global leaders, influencers, and advocates to drive climate action and accelerate the transition to a sustainable future. The event is held annually in partnership with the United Nations General Assembly and is a platform for discussions, innovations, and collaborations aimed at addressing the urgent challenges of climate change.

* About the SDG Media Zone:*

Since 2016, the SDG Media Zone has been one of the main features of major events at the United Nations, including the UN General Assembly high-level week, the UN Youth Forum and the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. It brings together world leaders, influencers, activists, experts, content creators and media partners to highlight actions and solutions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Organized by the UN Department of Global Communications, in collaboration with the PVBLIC Foundation, the SDG Media Zone takes the conversation on advancing the 2030 Agenda out of the policy sphere and into the public discourse through impactful in-depth interviews and conversations on global issues that matter to people everywhere.

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at midpoint, world leaders will carry out a comprehensive review of the state of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. During UNGA78 we are committed to highlighting the tireless efforts of the global community and aim to reach and inspire audiences everywhere through collaborations with international media organizations.