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."
- News Article December 14, 2014
- News Article December 14, 2014
Nicholas Stern welcomed the Lima climate change agreement as an important step on the path to Paris, but urged even more robust action. He encouraged new investments in clean development, which "hold the key to both managing the risks of climate change and overcoming poverty.”
- News Article December 11, 2014
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- News Article November 24, 2014
Press Release: New studies show cities are key to driving economic growth and fighting climate change
Five new studies provide real-world examples of how to achieve better patterns of urbanisation and highlight how cities can grow their economies while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to Graham Floater, director of cities research for the Global Commission, "a new breed of cities is emerging with compact, connected development – innovative cities that are more productive, attractive and low carbon."
- News Article November 14, 2014
China can achieve economic development, energy security and reduce pollution at the same time, according to a major study conducted by Tsinghua University in collaboration with the Global Commission. The report explains how China can face its development and climate challenges while maintaining growth of up to 7-8% in the near-term and 5% by 2030.
- News Article November 12, 2014
US-China announcement demonstrates that countries can achieve economic growth while tackling dangerous climate change
Helen Mountford, Programme Director of the New Climate Economy project welcomed the announcements by China and the United States on their plans to tackle carbon pollution. The targets set by the United States and China, the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, send a signal to the world about the scale and size of opportunities in global markets for low carbon goods and services.
- News Article October 29, 2014
Former President Felipe Calderon launched the New Climate Economy's "Better Growth, Better Climate Report" in Mexico, along with Helen Mountford, Director of the New Climate Economy and María Amparo Martínez Arroyo, General Director of the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change.
- News Article October 10, 2014
Release: New Analysis Highlights Opportunities for Economic Gains from Climate Action in the United States
A study by the World Resources Institute (WRI) identifies many real-world examples where government policies and sustained technological progress in the United States are creating opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while delivering net economic benefits. "Business leaders are waking up to this reality and it’s time for more U.S. elected officials to do the same,” said Andrew Steer, President and CEO, WRI.
- News Article October 1, 2014
The findings of "Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report" have received extensive coverage in print, online and in broadcast media. Highlights include The Economist, BBC, Bloomberg, and the New York Times.