A short and relevant summary of the New Climate Economy synthesis report has been released by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group.
The report sets out to understand how countries with different economies can achieve economic growth and development, while reducing the risk of dangerous climate change.
The succinct briefing is prepared with a business audience in mind and highlights the key points of the report: that the next 15 years are crucial, there are major opportunities for economic systems such as cities, land use, and energy, and that economic growth and action on climate change can be achieved together.
The New Climate Economy project was overseen by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Chaired by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, the Commission is made up of 24 former heads of government and finance ministers, and leaders of businesses, cities, international organisations, and research institutions. The Commission was advised by a panel of 15 economists, all world leaders in their respective economic disciplines.