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.
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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.
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To meet the goals of raising living standards, tackling poverty and reducing climate risk together, the scale and speed of change must accelerate, spurred on by cooperation both internationally and between the public and private sectors, write President Felipe Calderón and Lord Nicholas Stern in USA Today.
- 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.
- 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'."