NEW YORK, February 7, 2018 – The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Global Affairs (CGA) the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA), and VICE will co-present the screening of the climate change documentary, The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy, on February 9. Viewing of the documentary will precede an expert round table discussion on sustainability planning, featuring renowned social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin, whose book was the basis for the film; the film’s director, Eddy Moretti; and Cecil Scheib, who was recently appointed NYU assistant vice president for sustainability.
VICE announced today that the global distribution of the film will premiere on VICELAND on February 9, at 4:30 p.m., and will be available digitally in dozens of languages across the world on VICE channels.
In this compelling documentary, produced by VICE, Rifkin lays out a road map to usher in a new era of sustainable development, arguing that a third industrial revolution will unfold when three technologies emerge and converge—new communication, new sources of energy, and new modes of mobility. In the context of climate change, this needs to happen quickly. Change of this magnitude also requires political will and a profound ideological shift.
Rifkin is a social and economic theorist, an advisor to the European Union and the People’s Republic of China, and a principal architect of their Third Industrial Revolution plans. He is the author of The Third Industrial Revolution, The Zero Marginal Cost Society, and The Empathic Civilization. He ranked 123rd in the WorldPost/Huffington Post 2015 global survey of The World's Most Influential Voices, and was listed among the top 10 most influential economic thinkers in the survey. Rifkin teaches in the Executive Education Program at the Wharton School.
Moretti is the chief creative officer of VICE Media and cofounder of VICELAND, VICE’s 24-hour linear television network. He is responsible for content across all of VICE’s media channels and VICE’s branded content initiatives. Moretti serves as co-executive producer with Shane Smith and Bill Maher on the original, Emmy® winning series VICE for HBO. He also has executive produced numerous films for VICE, including Prince, The Boy Who Cried Author, Shot!, and Fishing Without Nets.
Scheib was hired by NYU in January 2018 and he will play an instrumental role in helping the University to continue taking concrete actions to reduce its carbon footprint; to make sustainability a higher priority within the NYU community, both individually and institutionally; to operate more sustainably; and to be a sustainability leader in higher education. Prior to his recent appointment, he served as the managing director of the Building Resiliency Task Force for the City of New York and as chief program officer at Urban Green Council. As director of energy and sustainability at NYU from 2007 to 2012, Scheib was intimately involved in shaping NYU’s program of green efforts and ambitions.
The panel will be moderated by Dylan Ratigan, founder of Helical Holdings. Joining Rifkin, Moretti, and Scheib on the panel will be Leadership and Brand Advisor Deborah Conrad; Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Mark Chambers; Urban Sustainability and Equity Planning for the Earth Institute, Columbia University Director, Nilda Mesa; and Communications Director of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the NYU Center for Global Affairs, Michael Shank.
The event will take place on Friday, February 9, at the NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Alka Gupta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs
The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs facilitates change by educating and inspiring our community members to become global citizens who are capable of identifying and implementing solutions to pressing global challenges. We believe that the development of solutions to global problems must be informed by an understanding that the world’s challenges are not merely challenges for and among states and traditional diplomatic outlets, but also challenges for nonstate actors, urban and rural communities, and regional organizations.
Through rigorous graduate and professional education programs and public events, we prepare global citizens who are at home in all of these environments—and thus, who are effective agents of change.
For more information, visit sps.nyu.edu/cga.
VICE is the world’s leading youth media brand. Launched in 1994, VICE is on pace to bring its award-winning programming to over 80 territories worldwide by Q1 2018 across mobile, digital, and linear platforms. VICE operates an expanding international network of digital channels; a television and feature film production studio; an Emmy-nominated international television network, VICELAND; an Emmy-nominated weekly newsmagazine show on HBO; a nightly news series on HBO; an in-house creative services agencies and branded studio; a magazine; and a record label.
VICE's award-winning programming has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabody Awards, Sundance Film Festival, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Frontline Club, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard awards, and Webby Awards, among others.
About the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA)
The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA or “Alliance”) is a new collaboration of international cities committed to achieving aggressive long-term carbon reduction goals. The Alliance aims to address what it will take for leading international cities to achieve these deep emissions reductions and how they can work together to meet their respective goals more efficiently and effectively Founding cities have come together to share lessons in planning for and implementing deep carbon reductions and agreed upon opportunities to accelerate best practices through collaboration. The Alliance is staffed by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) in partnership with the Innovation Network for Communities (INC), and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and is supported by the Kresge Foundation, Barr Foundation, Bullitt Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Summit Foundation, and V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation. Johanna Partin serves as CNCA Director.
For more information, visit www.usdn.org/public/page/13/CNCA