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Launch of the New Climate Economy at the United Nations

First Ave and 47th St, New York, 2014-09-21

The world can achieve economic growth and reduce climate risk together.

Economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together, according to a major new report released by a commission of global leaders.
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate’s Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report finds that rapid technological innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible for governments and businesses to tackle climate change at the same time as improving economic performance.

The event launch at the United Nations in New York featured UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission Felipe Calderón, and Programme Director of the New Climate Economy project Jeremy Oppenheim. A discussion with Global Commission members Lord Professor Nicholas Stern, Helen Clark, and Chad Holliday followed. Climate Policy Initiative Executive Director Thomas C. Heller presented CPI analysis.

You can watch a recording of the event and learn how to expand the global economy and cut climate risk here: webtv.un.org/meetings-events/watch/new-climate-economy

Climate Policy Initiative contributed analysis on finance and energy to the report and will publish release two further contributing reports in the coming weeks: “Moving to a Low Carbon Economy: The Financial Impact of the Low-Carbon Transition” and “Moving to a Low Carbon Economy: The Impact of Different Transition Policy Pathways on the Owners of Fossil Fuel Resources and Assets”.

Read the full New Climate Economy report here: www.newclimateeconomy.report