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PRESS RELEASE: Economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together, finds Global Commission

News Article September 15, 2014

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.

Press Release: Bold Climate Action Could Deliver US$26 Trillion to 2030, Finds Global Commission

News Article September 5, 2018


New report aims to galvanise action by economic and financial leaders in government and the private sector. 

Editor’s note: The Report, “Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century” including graphics and other materials, is available at

New Research: Global Review of Finance For Sustainable Urban Infrastructure

News Article December 21, 2017

This paper is a background review representing part of the initial phase of the Financing the Urban Transition work programme. The review builds on a growing body of research that highlights both the importance of national sustainable infrastructure and the need to develop more effective and efficient financing mechanisms for delivering compact, connected cities that meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. While progress has been made in both these areas over the last five years, there remains a policy gap between the international/national level and the municipal level.

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