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China will lead the world’s green industrial revolution, says Nicholas Stern

Press release  8 November, 2010

China is at the forefront of the global green industrial revolution, and its strong moves towards, and future plans for, low-carbon economic growth have not been adequately recognised by other countries, according to a policy paper by Nicholas Stern. read more »


Climate finance plan could break talks inertia

Climate finance plan could break talks inertia

a commentary by Nicholas Stern  8 November, 2010

Trevor Manuel and Nicholas Stern: Our report showing how $100bn a year can be raised for climate adaptation will help make progress towards agreement at Cancún the Guardian


New report outlines ‘feasible’ way of raising US$100 billion to help developing countries tackle climate change, says Lord Stern

Press release  5 November, 2010

New report outlines ‘feasible’ way of raising US$100 billion to help developing countries tackle climate change, says Lord Nicholas Stern. read more »


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Visiting Fellow publishes new book on private climate change lawsuits under English law

Announcement  4 November, 2010

Giedre Kaminskaite-Salters looks at how the issue of tortious liability for harm caused by climate change has risen to some prominence in recent legal literature – but how litigation in this area mostly remains dormant in most jurisdictions.
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Climate changer

Climate changer

a commentary by Nicholas Stern  30 October, 2010

China can lead the world in tackling global warming by making the transition to a low-carbon economy, writes Nicholas Stern South China Morning Post – registration and eventual subscription is … read more »


UK research spend: cuts could reach 17 per cent

UK research spend: cuts could reach 17 per cent

a commentary by Bob Ward  28 October, 2010

The gushing responses from the some members of the British science community over the past week may have led you to believe that the government’s comprehensive spending review has done … read more »


Future economic growth depends on maintaining research and development – Telegraph

Future economic growth depends on maintaining research and development – Telegraph

a commentary by Bob Ward  19 October, 2010

Public spending on research should be increased. Telegraph.co.uk


Not so jolly hockey stick

Not so jolly hockey stick

a commentary by Bob Ward  7 October, 2010

It was somewhat startling to see in August’s Geoscientist a glowing review of The Hockey Stick Illusion – Global warming and the Corruption of Science. Geoscientist Online (leader)


LSE researchers launch mobile app to ‘map’ happiness

an announcement featuring Susana Mourato  5 October, 2010

‘Mappiness’ aims to better understand how feelings are affected by a person’s immediate environment. National happiness levels are updated in real time, and over 800,000 responses have already been recorded. read more »


Temperature goals heat China climate talks

Temperature goals heat China climate talks

a commentary by Nicola Ranger, Alex Bowen  5 October, 2010

The Conservative party conference in Birmingham may be the focus of UK politics this week, but government representatives will be taking part in crucial discussions in China that could have … read more »