- News Article October 7, 2015
- News Article September 9, 2015
Press Release: Improving efficiency through international standards can cut fast-rising emissions in aviation and shipping, new report finds.
A new paper from the New Climate Economy shows there is large untapped potential for fuel efficiency gains in both aviation and shipping sectors that would cut costs and reduce emissions. International aviation and shipping have grown dramatically in the last few decades along with their emissions: aviation and shipping now produce 5% of global CO2 emissions, and by 2050, that share could rise to as much as 32%. Much of the potential to reduce emissions in aviation and shipping can be unlocked through existing technologies and practices that leading companies in each sector have already embraced. However, as this new paper shows, market failures and political barriers are hindering progress.
- News Article September 8, 2015
Washington/London, September 8, 2015: New research from the New Climate Economy finds that investing in public and low emission transport, building efficiency, and waste management in cities could generate savings with a current value of US$17 trillion by 2050. These low-carbon investments could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.7 Gt CO2e per year by 2030, more than the current annual emissions of India.
- News Article August 26, 2015
- News Article August 3, 2015
New Delhi – August 3, 2015: India can significantly boost economic performance and ensure the well-being of its people through reforms in cities, energy, and land use, according to research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, launched in New Delhi today at an event with Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
- News Article July 28, 2015
- News Article July 27, 2015
President Calderón, Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate: “We welcome the pledges by 13 major US companies to substantially decrease their carbon footprints and invest in renewable energy. Climate commitments by businesses are gaining momentum as we recognize that the low-carbon economy is better for growth than the high-carbon alternative.
- News Article July 20, 2015
- News Article July 6, 2015
- News Article June 18, 2015
"Global warming and climate change may be issues that belong in the realm of science but the human activities with which they are associated must be subject to ethics. When in the book of Genesis we were entrusted with God´s Creation, we were made responsible for its well-being. Climate change affects not only Creation, but also our neighbors - our fellow men, women and children – who are already impacted by droughts, hunger, and hurricanes," said President Felipe Calderón, Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate.