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The New Climate Economy

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The New Climate Economy is the flagship project of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and was established by seven countries, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Norway, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as an independent initiative to examine how countries can achieve economic growth while dealing with the risks posed by climate change.  

Chaired by former Mexican President Felipe Calderón, and co-chaired by renowned economist Lord Nicholas Stern, the Commission comprises 24 leaders from 19 countries, and is led by a core team under Programme Director Jeremy Oppenheim.   

The research has been carried out by a partnership of leading global economic and policy institutes, including the World Resources Institute (Managing Partner), and will launch September 16 at the United Nations. On September 17, a panel will convene to discuss the findings and recommendations set forth by the Commission and what policies and actions can be implemented.

The “Managing Our Planet” seminar series is developed jointly by George Mason University, the Brazil Institute and the Environmental Change and Security Program. It is based on the premise that the impacts of humanity on the environment (including natural resources) are at a planetary scale, requiring planetary-scale solutions.

Read the New Climate Economy Report HERE!
 

Informational articles below.

New York Times, ‘Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report Says’
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/science/earth/fixing-climate-change-may-add-no-costs-report-says.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3As%2C{%222%22%3A%22RI%3A17%22}

Financial Times, ‘Growth and fighting global climate change not incompatible’
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/bba2b63c-3a9d-11e4-bd08-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3DMeBGGvJ

BBC, ‘Climate change remedies 'affordable', says global body’
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29213679

Bloomberg, ‘Fight Against Climate Change Seen Driving Economic Growth’
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-16/fight-against-climate-change-seen-driving-economic-growth.html  

Washington Post, ‘How fighting climate change could save the planet AND rebuild the economy’
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/16/how-fighting-climate-change-could-save-the-planet-and-rebuild-the-economy/

Reuters, Slowing climate change makes economic sense; cities to lead-study
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/16/us-climatechange-economy-idUSKBN0HB09620140916

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Speakers

  • Thomas Lovejoy

    Board Member
    Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; Professor, George Mason University; Brazil Institute and ECSP Advisory Board Member