We are delighted to announce the publication of the 2018 Report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century: Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times
*The Report’s major finding is that we are significantly underestimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth: bold climate action could deliver at least US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030, compared with business-as-usual.*
It finds evidence of tremendous technological and market progress driving the shift to a new climate economy with real benefits in terms of new jobs, economic savings, competitiveness and market opportunities, and improved wellbeing for people worldwide. Momentum is building in cities, governments, businesses, investors and others around the world because those taking bold climate action are already seeing tangible benefits but much more is possible.
What are the major opportunities to accelerate action in five key economic sectors: energy, cities, food and land use, water, and industry? Where are we seeing exciting new approaches already underway, changing lives and livelihoods for the better? What are the urgent priorities that must be taken up in the next 2-3 years if we are to seize fully the new growth story of the 21st century? And how can we implement them successfully, given the challenges we see today? These are the questions this Report seeks to answer.
Find out more here: newclimateeconomy.report/2018