Financing climate change and sustainable growth

Presentation given by Nicholas Stern at the Pledging Conference for GCF’s First Replenishment 24–25 October 2019. In the presentation Professor Lord Nicholas Stern outlines how well designed sustainable  infrastructure can be pro growth, pro poor, and pro climate. read more »

Sustainability Economics

The unprecedented advances in economic development witnessed over the past decades cannot continue if economic progress comes at the expense of the natural environment. The Sustainable Development Goals, agreed globally … read more »

Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

Climate change will lead to increases in the occurrence of chronic heat exposure over longer durations and there is an urgent need to focus on managing the risks this poses, as well as the immediate risks from shorter-lived heat events. This policy brief looks at the problem with a focus on developing and emerging economies, and provides recommendations for action by government, utilities, property developers and investors, development support and finance organisations. read more »

China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

Headline issues Wellbeing, quality and sustainability: the new focuses of China’s transformation The 14th Five-Year Plan (covering 2021–25) will be a crucial element in shaping the new era, for China and for the world. China’s transformation has seen it rise from low-income to upper-middle-income status in just over four decades. China will transform again in […]

Arturo Balderas Torres

Arturo has a multi-disciplinary background in environmental engineering, economics and governance. He is an European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Fellow, in the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, developing the project “e-Lection: Evaluating the performance of local climate policies in Mexico (2009-2018)” from April 2017 to March […]