Heads of State and Ministers from seven countries launched the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate in New York City today, just before the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. At a packed meeting, the invited guests and media heard presentations from the governments of the countries which have commissioned the project, and a lively discussion session with some of the project's leading figures.
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New Climate Economy project led by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, with government, business and finance leaders from 14 countries
NEW YORK (September 24, 2013)—As evidence of human-induced climate change mounts, a new global commission launched today will analyze the economic costs and benefits of acting on climate change. The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate comprises leaders from government, finance and business from 14 countries, chaired by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón.
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate will be launched on September 24th 2013 in New York. Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, Chair of the Commission, will speak at the launch meeting, which will take place just before the opening of the UN General Assembly and during ‘Climate Week’ in New York City. Other speakers include:
President Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, Norway
Lena Ek, Minister for the Environment, Sweden
Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Minister and head of the President’s Delivery Unit, Indonesia
Rt. Hon. Gregory Barker, Minister for Energy and Climate Change, UK
Boonam Shin, Ambassador for Climate Change, Republic of Korea
Jeremy Oppenheim, Director of the New Climate Economy project