This paper compares job creation per dollar from various types of green investments vs. unsustainable investments. It also explores how to promote good jobs that have fair wages, job security, opportunities for career growth, safe working conditions, and are accessible for all.
Social media analytics show major positive conversation around climate action and economic growth, including most recently at COP21.
We have a choice in the next few years. Invest in the dirty, unhealthy, and unsustainable infrastructure of the past, or leap forward to the clean, efficient, and affordable infrastructure of the future, writes President Felipe Calderón in CNN Money.
We must set course to a low-carbon future if we are to avoid the immense risks of climate change, write Ángel Gurría, Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Lord Nicholas Stern in CNN.
Most developed countries now pursue policies that implicitly or explicitly aim at promoting compact urban form.
We need a concerted and coordinated effort to simultaneously develop new solutions and technologies in the shipping industry, writes Felipe Calderón.
We are no doubt living in challenging times, with cities so often the focal point of social tensions that are felt well beyond their limits. But cities also offer us so many solutions. For the good of their entire countries today and tomorrow, we need national leaders to seize the new urban opportunity, writes Nick Stern.
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.
Felipe Calderon delivered a speech at the New Climate Economy Dinner hosted by the Foreign and Environment Ministers of Sweden. He explained how in the next few years, decisions regarding removing fossil fuels, pricing carbon, redesigning future cities, and stopping deforestation must to be taken in order not only to prevent a dangerous rise in temperatures but also to reinvigorate economic growth.
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.
"Seizing the Global Opportunity: Partnerships for Better Growth and a Better Climate" has received extensive media coverage. Highlights include the Financial Times, Reuters, USA Today, BBC, and CBS.
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and its New Climate Economy project had one of the best months for pressing the momentum for a low-carbon future to media outlets around the world.
Shedding new light on India's urbanisation - The benefits of economic transformation in Africa - Calling attention to sustainable infrastructure - 10 years on after the Stern Review - Good reads for a new climate economy
It is becoming clear that renewables and enhanced energy efficiency, not fossil fuels, will be the solutions to energy poverty, writes Helen Mountford in The Huffington Post.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala writes that an international effort is under way to encourage countries to remove policies that may contradict their otherwise sincere efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
New paper highlights the synergies between aspirations for urban development and the imperative for climate action.
Carbon pricing can command broad political support. But to do so, it needs to be accompanied by other policies and spending that support social and development goals, while at the same time supporting a just transition for workers and communities affected by the imposition of such taxes, writes Helen Mountford.
Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, alongside members of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, will unveil the findings of a major new report that investigates the relationship between economic growth and climate action. Coming just one week before the UN Climate Summit, the report’s recommendations will be used by world leaders, finance ministers, business executives and civil society organizations to develop commitments and actions that can advance a strong, low-carbon economy.
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.