PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) 2018 finds that national decarbonization rates do not match the level needed to achieve commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Many LDCs are working towards strengthening their national policy and legislative frameworks to implement climate action and play their part in global ambition to achieve the overarching goals of the Paris Agreement.


The New Climate Economy launches its 2018 report, Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century: Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times. It demonstrates the benefits of a new low-carbon growth model and outlines how we can urgently accelerate efforts to achieve it.

This briefing paper reviews existing evidence on the risk of adverse regional, industrial and societal impacts of a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy, and discusses how those risks can be minimised. The transition to a low-carbon economy is gathering pace.

The mining sector will play a key role in the transition toward a low-carbon future.

Internationally, carbon pricing instruments have witnessed growing interest as cost effective policy measures for climate mitigation.

The German economy is undergoing a robust expansion, with record-low unemployment and real wage gains underpinning domestic demand while strong exports are driving business investment.

A new Chatham House report argues that significant changes in how cement and concrete are produced and used are urgently needed if we are to achieve deep cuts in emissions in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Reusing plastic and metal could help keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and allow the EU to go emission free by 2050, according to new research on the burgeoning circular economy.

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