The Economic Case for Tackling Climate Change

Felipe Calderón, the former President of Mexico and the Honorary Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, discusses key findings of the recently released New Climate Economy’s (NCE) 2018 Report on Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century: Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times.

His presentation introduces the key findings of the report, focusing on five key economic sectors: Energy, Cities, Food and Land Use, Water, and Industry, as well as the cross-cutting issues of Finance and Just Transition. President Calderon then highlights some examples of the low carbon transition taking root, as well as the economic and social benefits being reaped as a result.

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