New research from the New Climate Economy shows that raising energy efficiency standards in the G20 and around the world could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 6.9 Gt CO2e per year by 2030, more than the current annual emissions of the United States. These emissions reductions would be accompanied by economic savings in appliances, buildings, industry, and transport.
- News Article November 4, 2015
- News Article October 28, 2015
Victoria Falls, October 28, 2015: New research from the New Climate Economy outlines opportunities to transform and expand the supply of energy in Africa, spurring development and reducing negative health and environmental effects. The two papers on investment in the electric grid and clean cookstoves were launched today at the Climate Change and Development in Africa conference in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
- News Article October 22, 2015Phasing down hydrofluorocarbons from refrigerators and air conditioners is technically feasible and economically attractive
22 October 2015 – A new paper from the New Climate Economy recommends that Parties to the Montreal Protocol approve an amendment to phase down Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a fast mitigation action that could avoid the equivalent of up to 200 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2050, and up to 0.5°C of warming by the end of the century. By 2030, the HFC amendment could avoid 1.7 Gt CO2 equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions per year, more than the current annual emissions of Japan.
- News Article October 19, 2015
We must set course to a low-carbon future if we are to avoid the immense risks of climate change, write Ángel Gurría, Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Lord Nicholas Stern in CNN.
- News Article October 14, 2015
Today’s innovations also remind us that the best responses to climate change are those that address people’s daily needs, including, in the African urban context, creating the type of jobs that local unemployed people can fill, write Trevor Manuel and President Felipe Calderón in Project Syndicate.
- News Article October 7, 2015
- News Article September 10, 2015
It is becoming clear that renewables and enhanced energy efficiency, not fossil fuels, will be the solutions to energy poverty, writes Helen Mountford in The Huffington Post.
- 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 9, 2015
With smarter anti-poverty and energy-access measures and a focus on sustainable finance, the future for Africa and the rest of the developing world can be bright, in more ways than one, writes Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in The New York Times.
- 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.