Past Events

  • Event

    Greening Industrialisation in Africa


    This joint event by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), the New Climate Economy (NCE) and University College London (UCL)will provide a high level dialogue platform, informed by evidence on the ground on the continent, for exploring how a policy-enabling environment can be created to successfully leapfrog towards climate friendly, resource-efficient and socially just industrialization for accelerated structural transformation of African economies.

    Panelists, Speakers and Discussants

    Chair: Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Executive Secretary (a.i), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

    Moderator: TBC


    • Dr.  Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission
    • Dr. Carlos Lopes, Commissioner, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
    • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (tbc)
    • Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Nigeria; Commissioner, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (tbc)
    • Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute  
    • Dr Justin Yifu LinDirector, Center for New Structural Economics, Peking University 


    • Dr. Mulu Gebreeyesus, Senior Researcher, Ethiopian Development Research Institute 
    • Prof. Yacob Mulugetta, Professor of Energy and Development Policy, University College London 

    Launch of the Economic Commission for Africa 2016 – Greening Africa’s Industrialization


  • Event

    Food and Climate Change: The Role of the Private Sector


    On 14 November, Nicholas Stern delivered a keynote address and moderated a panel discussion at an EBRD side event at COP 22, “Food and Climate Change: The Role of the Private Sector.” Panelists included Hakim Marrakchi, CEO of Maghreb Industries, and Laurent Thomas, Assistant Director-General of UN FAO.

  • Event

    New Climate Economy 2016 Launch Event

    Washington, DC
    United States

    Investing in sustainable infrastructure is key to tackling three simultaneous challenges: reigniting global growth, delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and reducing climate risk. The 2016 New Climate Economy report identifies the main barriers to financing sustainable infrastructure and suggests actions to overcome them. Members of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and partners will engage in a dynamic discussion about the report and an action agenda to finance better growth and development for all. If you are interested in attending the launch, please contact Cory Rand (

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