- News Article December 4, 2014
- News Article November 24, 2014
Press Release: New studies show cities are key to driving economic growth and fighting climate change
Five new studies provide real-world examples of how to achieve better patterns of urbanisation and highlight how cities can grow their economies while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to Graham Floater, director of cities research for the Global Commission, "a new breed of cities is emerging with compact, connected development – innovative cities that are more productive, attractive and low carbon."
- News Article November 14, 2014
China can achieve economic development, energy security and reduce pollution at the same time, according to a major study conducted by Tsinghua University in collaboration with the Global Commission. The report explains how China can face its development and climate challenges while maintaining growth of up to 7-8% in the near-term and 5% by 2030.
- News Article November 12, 2014
US-China announcement demonstrates that countries can achieve economic growth while tackling dangerous climate change
Helen Mountford, Programme Director of the New Climate Economy project welcomed the announcements by China and the United States on their plans to tackle carbon pollution. The targets set by the United States and China, the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, send a signal to the world about the scale and size of opportunities in global markets for low carbon goods and services.
- News Article October 29, 2014
Former President Felipe Calderon launched the New Climate Economy's "Better Growth, Better Climate Report" in Mexico, along with Helen Mountford, Director of the New Climate Economy and María Amparo Martínez Arroyo, General Director of the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change.
- News Article October 10, 2014
Release: New Analysis Highlights Opportunities for Economic Gains from Climate Action in the United States
A study by the World Resources Institute (WRI) identifies many real-world examples where government policies and sustained technological progress in the United States are creating opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while delivering net economic benefits. "Business leaders are waking up to this reality and it’s time for more U.S. elected officials to do the same,” said Andrew Steer, President and CEO, WRI.
- News Article October 1, 2014
The findings of "Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report" have received extensive coverage in print, online and in broadcast media. Highlights include The Economist, BBC, Bloomberg, and the New York Times.
- News Article September 22, 2014
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.
- News Article September 16, 2014
"We can generate growth, stabilize our climate, let business flourish, and improve life for the poor...but we have to act now," writes President Felipe Calderón in USA Today.
- News Article September 15, 2014
PRESS RELEASE: Economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together, finds Global Commission
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.