Editor’s Note: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be participating in the event and available for photos

NEW YORK—Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, alongside members of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, will unveil the findings of a major new report that investigates the relationship between economic growth and climate action.

The report brings together 24 economic leaders from government, business, civil society, and academia across 19 countries. The Commission has been advised by a group of world-leading economists, including Lord Nicholas Stern, Co-Chair of the Commission, and two Nobel laureates.

Coming just one week before the UN Climate Summit, the report’s recommendations will be used by world leaders, finance ministers, business executives and civil society organizations to develop commitments and actions that can advance a strong, low-carbon economy.

The event is open to media and will include a question and answer session.

Additional launch events will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Beijing, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Oslo, Norway, along with other cities in the coming weeks.


Global launch of Better Climate, Better Growth: The New Climate Economy at the UN headquarters in New York City


Featured Speaker:

  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Commission members speaking at the launch:

  • Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
  • Lord Nicholas Stern, I.G. Patel Chair of Economics and Government, London School of Economics; Co-Chair of the Global Commission and Chair of the Economics Advisory Panel
  • Chad Holliday, Chairman, Bank of America
  • Jeremy Oppenheim, Global Programme Director of the New Climate Economy project

The event will be moderated by Amanda Drury, co-anchor of CNBC's program "Street Signs"


Tuesday, September 16, 2014
9:00 a.m. EDT

Note: For security purposes, all participants should arrive at the UN at least 1 hour ahead of the event (by 8:00 a.m.)

Members of the media must obtain UN credentials ahead of time


United Nations Headquarters
Entrance on 1st Avenue at 47th Street
New York, NY
Conference Room 4 (General Assembly Building)

This event is hosted by the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in New York.

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