Prepared by Cambridge Econometrics (CE) with feedback from the New Climate Economy (NCE) team, this draft note summarises methodological aspects, modelled scenarios and macroeconomic results to provide empirical inputs to the NCE 2018 Global Commission Report. The aim of the modelling exercise was to illustrate examples of policies that can simultaneously promote economic growth and reduce the risks of climate change.
A major new report released by the Global Commission for the Economy and Climate finds that governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. Rapid technological innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible today to tackle climate change at the same time as improving economic performance.
Reducing consumer food waste could save between US$120 and 300 billion per year by 2030 according to a new report by WRAP (The Waste & Resources Action Programme) and the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. To achieve this would require a 20-50% reduction in consumer food waste.
Statement from President Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate:
Only an educated global society can take the decisive action needed to get us to a cleaner, more productive, and fairer path of development, writes President Felipe Calderón in Project Syndicate.
"Mayors don't have to choose between fighting climate change and creating a better economic future for their citizens. They are doing both - and so, too, should national governments around the world," write Michael Bloomberg, Eduardo Paes and Annise Parker in Houston Chronicle.
New mobility services could improve the lives of all urban inhabitants. This first ever global survey finds that applying three types of new mobility services – electric, on-demand minibuses, subsidized shared rides, and trip-planning and ticketing apps – can make public transport more affordable, accessible and sustainable, if integrated properly.
It is a moral obligation and practical imperative to keep climate migration to a minimum, writes Felipe Calderón.
What is true of the World Economic Forum is true of the world: To address the world’s most pressing issues, such as poverty and climate change, those who are most impacted must also have a seat at the table, writes Sharan Burrow.
A number of high-level spokespeople involved with the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate are available for interview in the week after the launch of "Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report" at UN headquarters in New York.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Jean-Pascal Tricoire have joined the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
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"It is time for us all to realise that sustainable infrastructure is not just one potential pathway among many: it is the only growth story of the future," writes President Felipe Calderón in Financial Times.
The low-carbon economy is the biggest opportunity of our lifetimes, and businesses that fail to recognise this fact risk being left behind, write Paul Polman and Naina Lal Kidwai in The Indian Express.