One of the most urgent challenges facing countries across the world today is how to achieve economic prosperity and development while also combating climate change. The New Climate Economy, the flagship project of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, aims to produce better, more comprehensive evidence on whether and how climate policy can be made compatible with strong economic performance. Engaging directly with decision makers in both public and private sectors in a variety of countries, it synthesises existing knowledge with original research and analysis.
The New Climate Economy project is undertaken by a core team led by Programme Director Helen Mountford and a global partnership of eight economic and policy research institutes: the World Resources Institute (Managing Partner), the Overseas Development Institute, the Climate Policy Initiative, the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, the Global Green Growth Institute, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, the Stockholm Environment Institute and Tsinghua University.
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate was commissioned by seven countries – Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Korea, Norway, Sweden and the UK – as an independent initiative. Chaired by former Mexican President Felipe Calderón and co-chaired by renowned economist Lord Nicholas Stern, the Commission comprises 28 leaders from 20 countries, including former heads of government and finance ministers, leading business people, investors, city mayors and economists.
Read the latest major New Climate Economy report.