Better Growth Better Climate

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate has released a report entitled Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report.  While many organizations have produced reports on the science of climate change or the costs of denying it, this report shows that climate action is, in fact, compatible with strong economic growth.

The report was produced by a Global Commission of leaders from government, business and finance, advised by leading economists and supported by major international organizations. Its conclusions will inform the actions of global decision-makers and reshape the debate on benefits and costs of acting on climate.

Simply put: to create better growth and a safer climate, action should focus on three key economic systems: Cities, Land Use and Energy; and three drivers of change: Resource Efficiency, Infrastructure Investment and Innovation.

The Commission has created a 10 point Global Action Plan aimed at governments and businesses: practical recommendations on how, by harnessing the power of markets, we can achieve prosperity and a safer climate together.

You can find the report here: