New Climate Economy launches the Coalition for Urban Transitions

10 May 2016

The New Climate Economy project, led by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, has launched a new international initiative to work towards the sustainable economic and social transition of cities. LSE Cities, which has played a key role in the NCE project, will be part of a Steering Group designed to support the Coalition for Urban Transitions with strategic advice, technical expertise, and academic research. The Coalition, to be hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and jointly managed by the C40 Climate Leadership Group, aims to “help achieve the Paris climate goals by making cities a focus of national economic planning, improving city access to financing for low-carbon infrastructure and making the economic case for climate friendly urban growth, particularly in developing countries.”