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The roles of financial institutions and finance ministries in delivering the Paris Agreement on climate change

a commentary by Nicholas Stern  29 November, 2016

This commentary is based on presentations made at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which took place in Marrakech Morocco between 7 and 18 November 2016. read more »


This is humankind’s ‘great urbanisation’. We must do it right, or the planet will pay

This is humankind’s ‘great urbanisation’. We must do it right, or the planet will pay

in the news Dimitri Zenghelis, Nicholas Stern  8 November, 2016

Cities that are poorly planned risk leaving humanity with a hostile and potentially deadly climate say Dimitri Zenghelis, Co-Head of Climate Policy and Professor Lord Nicholas Stern in this Guardian commentary. read more »


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Speech – ‘The Stern Review +10: new opportunities for growth and development’

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern  28 October, 2016

Video and text of a speech by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern at an event marking the tenth anniversary of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. The speech focuses on the need to deliver on the global agenda for climate and sustainability over the next 10 years. read more »


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World must deliver urgently on global agenda for climate and sustainability, says Nicholas Stern 10 years on from his landmark report

Press release  28 October, 2016

The world must deliver urgently and strongly on the global agenda for climate and sustainability over the next 10 years, and avoid the huge risks resulting from delay, Nicholas Stern … read more »


Economies are becoming more productive as low-carbon sectors grow, new analysis finds

Press release  10 October, 2016

Business sectors that have low levels of carbon dioxide emissions per output are outpacing the general economy in terms of productivity growth, while increasing the number of jobs and skill levels, according to the results of a major study of 39 countries. read more »


Negative interest rates are an opportunity for the UK to invest in sustainable infrastructure

Negative interest rates are an opportunity for the UK to invest in sustainable infrastructure

in the news Dimitri Zenghelis  14 September, 2016

The reservoir of free capital can help boost the UK’s productive capacity and secure a low-carbon future, writes Dimitri Zenghelis read more »


Fog in the Channel: reports of a Brexit boost are at best premature

Fog in the Channel: reports of a Brexit boost are at best premature

in the news Dimitri Zenghelis  7 September, 2016

LSE Brexit Blog, 7 September 2016


UK Government should boost economic growth by borrowing to invest in sustainable energy, transport and cities

Press release  12 August, 2016

UK Government should improve economic growth by taking advantage of record low interest rates to borrow money to invest in sustainable infrastructure for energy, transport and cities, according to two new reports published today (12 August 2016). read more »


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Why the end of DECC could be good news on climate change

a commentary by Samuel Fankhauser  18 July, 2016

What does the creation of a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) mean for climate change policy? The move has variously been described as the abolition of … read more »



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