Bringing together some of the world’s foremost economic experts to contribute to the global debate about climate change and economic policy, and to inform government, business and investment decisions.
The New Climate Economy is a major international initiative that examines how countries can achieve economic growth while dealing with the risks posed by climate change. It is the flagship project of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, comprised of former heads of government and finance ministers and leaders in the fields of economics and business. The Global Commission was launched in 2013 by seven countries – Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Norway, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The New Climate Economy project is undertaken by a global partnership of research institutes, of which WRI is the managing partner, and a core team led by Helen Mountford.
The project has also published a variety of country case studies and other research, including on cities (see also the New Climate Economy Cities Special Initiative: the Coalition for Urban Transitions), land use, finance, and infrastructure. The project has disseminated its messages thanks to high-profile outreach by members of the Global Commission and New Climate Economy partners - nearly 100 op-eds in leading media outlets from 2014-2017 – and engagement with 10 heads of state and well over 75 global leaders and ministers, as well as disseminating the “better growth, better climate” narrative through over 350 events.