Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate Felipe Calderón joined Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri and Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera in announcing both the C40 City Bus Declaration of Intent and a Latin American Cities Declaration on the Compact of Mayors.
- News Article March 27, 2015
- News Article March 19, 2015
The study finds that Americans living in sprawled communities directly bear an astounding $625 billion in extra costs. In addition, all residents and businesses, regardless of where they are located, bear an extra $400 billion in external costs. Correcting this problem provides an opportunity to increase economic productivity, improve public health and protect the environment. The report identifies specific smarter growth policies that can lead to healthier, safer and wealthier communities in both developed and developing countries.
- News Article March 11, 2015
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Jean-Pascal Tricoire have joined the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
- News Article February 25, 2015
- News Article February 13, 2015
PRESS STATEMENT: Felipe Calderón and Nicholas Stern, Chairs of Global Commission on Economy and Climate, welcome UK political parties’ joint pledge to act on climate change
Chairs of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate Felipe Calderón and Nicholas Stern issued statements welcoming the 14/2 announcement on climate change from the UK's three major political parties.
- News Article February 13, 2015Creating well-planned urban networks will drive sustainable economic growth and save money
Ethiopia can harness urbanisation to secure high and sustainable economic growth and to achieve middle-income country status by 2025, says a new study by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, and the Global Green Growth Institute.
- News Article February 12, 2015
World leaders need to make it clear that they choose an inclusive and sustainable economy over the ageing, carbon-intensive dirty economic model based on burning fossil fuels, writes Paul Polman in The Guardian.
- News Article February 5, 2015Research highlights huge economic opportunities for India in renewable energy and smart cities
India has an opportunity to improve the quality and quantity of economic growth, according the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Research conducted for the Commission, led by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, highlights the enormous opportunities for India in developing renewable energy and improving urban development. However future growth, in both Indian cities, but also the agricultural sector, is at risk from climate change.
- News Article December 14, 2014
In a statement from COP20, Lord Nicholas Stern welcomed the Lima climate change agreement. But he cautioned that the current scale of action to control and reduce greenhouse gas emission will not avoid the most global warming, and encouraged countries to continue to explore opportunities to increase emissions cuts.
- News Article December 14, 2014
In a statement discussing the progress made at COP20 in Lima, Felipe Calderon expressed his belief that progress had been made toward an international agreement that will send a clear signal to businesses and investors. According to Calderon, "Countries all around the world are beginning to see that it is in their economic interest to take action now."