"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.
- News Article June 18, 2015
- News Article May 29, 2015
As part of a series of events in the run-up to the highly anticipated papal encyclical on climate change, the New Climate Economy was invited to provide a strong economic and business voice to demonstrate that climate action and economic growth can and should occur together for a just transition to a low-carbon economy.
- News Article May 28, 2015
The U.S. shale gas revolution has dramatically increased supplies of low-cost natural gas, upended U.S. coal markets, and led many electric utilities to switch from coal to natural gas, reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. While there remain concerns about some of the impacts of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), the trend toward increasing use of natural gas is widely expected to continue.
- News Article May 20, 2015
20 May 2015: “When the future of the planet is at stake, there are no political frontiers, barriers or walls behind which we can hide to protect ourselves from the effects of environmental and social degradation. There is no room for the globalisation of indifference, the economy of exclusion or the throwaway culture so often denounced by Pope Francis. Of course, the path is not easy, since this ethical and moral responsibility calls into question the resetting of the development model, requiring a major political and economic commitment. However, as I said to the UN Climate Summit on 23 September 2014, 'the technological and operational bases needed to facilitate this mutual responsibility are already available or within our reach. We have the capacity to start and strengthen a true and beneficial process which will irrigate, as it were, through adaptation and mitigation activities, the field of economic and technological innovation where it is possible to cultivate two interconnected objectives: combating poverty and easing the effects of climate change'."
- News Article May 12, 2015
London/Washington, DC, May 8, 2015: Historically unpredictable and changing oil prices are hurting the economy, but today’s cheap oil offers a unique opportunity to reduce our fossil fuel addiction and invest in more sustainable and predictable renewable energy sources – says a new report by Lord Nicholas Stern and colleagues in the New Climate Economy project.
- News Article April 29, 2015
Taking decisive action on climate change will cost us less than failing to do so, writes Paul Polman in The Huffington Post.
- News Article April 10, 2015
"India is at a crossroads: It can pursue a carbon-intensive development agenda with huge health implications. Or it can reap the economic benefits of low-carbon growth that could lead to healthy, liveable cities," write Rajat Kathuria and Lord Nicholas Stern in Indian Express.
- News Article April 9, 2015
The New Climate Economy (NCE) is very pleased to announce the addition of three new distinguished commissioners to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate: Suma Chakrabarti, Naina Lal Kidwai and Kristin Skogen Lund. They bring a wealth of private and public experience and expertise to the Commission.
- News Article March 31, 2015
Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate Felipe Calderón and New Climate Economy Programme Director Helen Mountford react to the United States's proposed climate commitment.
- News Article March 29, 2015
"We welcome this announcement and the fact that Mexico is the first major emerging economy to declare its commitment to a low-carbon future. This is an example for other countries, including developed countries, to follow,” former President Felipe Calderón and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate said.