This paper explores the wealth of options available to national transport policymakers who wish to support more compact and connected urban development, and provides clear inputs on how to prioritise, broadening the focus from facilitating movement, to achieving true accessibility. It outlines different types of transport policy instruments and governance reforms and examines 21 widely discussed interventions – including five that global experts identified as particularly effective for making cities more accessible. It ends with guiding principles for choosing and implementing the options best suited to each national context.
"Countries, cities and businesses can achieve not just a better climate, but also better economic growth. We can do well by doing good," writes President Felipe Calderón in USA Today.
Closing the gender gap is the right thing to do for women and the planet. It is also smart economics, write Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Isabella Lövin in Project Syndicate.
2018 must be a year in which governments, business, investors and civil society step up and publicly commit to enhancing their climate commitments by 2020, writes Helen Mountford.
Business, cities and states can help prod countries’ governments to enact policies to reduce emissions, writes Paul Polman.
General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation and Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy & Climate
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.
Maria van der Hoeven, Eduardo Paes, and Caio Koch-Weser have joined the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
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.”
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.
Paris – Former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, Felipe Calderón, will be in Paris during the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations to lend h
"Devising ways to scale financing for urban infrastructure, and to shift capital flows to make sure new projects are sustainable, is the next great challenge facing cities," write Michael Bloomberg and Patricia de Lille in CNN.
"The cost of [fossil fuel] subsidies far outweighs the benefits and burdens the middle classes. Reforming the system can make energy infrastructure more efficient, shore up public finances and allow more targeted spending on public services," writes Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in Financial Times.
Coal is no longer the best option for energy or for jobs. In fact, it’s become a risky bet, writes President Calderón in the Financial Times.
Empowered women are not only critical for the environment, but also crucial to the global economy, write Kristalina Georgieva and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Now that the Paris rulebook is decided, leaders around the world should already be thinking ahead about how they can step up their country's ambition, writes Naina Lal Kidwai.
Mexico’s Calderon Leads Climate Change Economics Probe
Felipe Calderon congratulated President Obama on his bold move to reduce carbon emissions in the United States.
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."
"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.