New Climate Economy in the News: April 18th

New Climate Economy’s India Launch Coverage

The New Climate Economy project launched in India on April 14th with its partner the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations. The Business Standard, the Economic Times and the Free Press Journal covered the event. The Economic Times reported: “The focus is on India's economic pathways and features a strong emphasis on how better urbanisation can contribute to sustainable growth and reduced climate risk. The project will look at how India can respond to increased risks from climate change and food and water shortages and examine the potential of new agricultural techniques. It explores the sustainability of India's growth model from a climate perspective and seeks to offer real policy choices with a view to inform the new reform agenda.”

World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings Presentation

President Felipe Calderón, Chair of the NCE’s Global Commission and Jeremy Oppenheim, Programme Director, presented the New Climate Economy rationale and research framework at the World Bank-IMF spring meetings on Thursday, April 10th. The presentations were covered by PR Newswire/Reuters and Notimex, a Mexican newswire, and the resulting story picked by various Spanish-language outlets including: La Crónica, Radio Fórmula, Starmedia and Publimetro.

Felipe Calderón at Harvard University

Speaking at Harvard University with Professor Rebecca Henderson, President Calderón discussed the work of the New Climate Economy and gave his views on persuading policymakers of the importance of economic action on climate change now. "We need to switch from talking about carbon emissions to talking about economic growth, jobs, and profits for companies,” he said. Reporting from Working Knowledge at Harvard Business School, Carmen Nobel wrote “Calderón and Henderson also discussed the idea of phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, an idea that both support. As things stand, total subsidies for fossil fuels are four times higher than subsidies for renewables.” 

Nicholas Stern and the New Climate Economy

Writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Hannam and Tom Arup covered Sir Nicholas Stern, Vice-Chair of the New Climate Economy, on his views of the IPCC WGIII report and the New Climate Economy work. They write: “Lord Stern said his Stern Review for the UK government will have “a big slice” updated later this year with the release at the United Nations of a report on the New Climate Economy assessing how new technologies can shift nations to a low-carbon path.”


New Climate Economy’s India Launch Coverage

World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings Presentation

Felipe Calderón at Harvard University

Nicholas Stern and the New Climate Economy

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