Prof. Nicholas Stern

Chair of the Institute

Lord Stern has been Chair of the Grantham Research Institute since it was founded in 2008.

He also holds the following positions:

Background

Lord Stern was adviser to the UK Government on the Economics of Climate Change and Development from 2005-2007, where he was Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, published in 2006.

He was Head of the Government Economic Service from 2003-2007; Second Permanent Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury from 2003-2005; Director of Policy and Research for the Prime Minister’s Commission for Africa from 2004-2005; and Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the World Bank from 2000-2003.

During his time as Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Visiting Professor of Economics at LSE, he was one of the founding forces behind the Asia Research Centre, formally becoming its director in 2007.

 Research interests

  • The economics of climate change;
  • Economic development and growth;
  • Economic theory;
  • Tax reform;
  • Public policy;
  • The role of the state and economies in transition.

 

Contact:

General enquiries:

  • PA Eva Lee: +44 (0) 20 7852 3564
  • PA Kerrie Quirk: +44 (0) 20 7955 7871

Media requests:

  • Bob Ward, Policy & Communications Director: +44 (0) 20 7107 5413
Research article  18 August, 2014

Ethics, equity and the economics of climate change. Paper 1: science and philosophy

Economics and Philosophy, Vol 30, Issue 03. November 2014. pp 397 – 444. DOI: 10.1017/S0266267114000297 This paper examines a broad range of ethical perspectives and principles relevant to the analysis … read more »

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Working paper  16 June, 2014

Endogenous growth, convexity of damages and climate risk: how Nordhaus’ framework supports deep cuts in carbon emissions

Endogenous growth, convexity of damages and climate risk: how Nordhaus’ framework supports deep cuts in carbon emissions read more »

Book  23 May, 2014

The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change

This book focuses on the prospects for global agreement on climate change, how to encourage compliance with any such agreement and perspectives of key players in the negotiations. read more »

2013

Research article  5 August, 2013

The Structure of Economic modelling of the potential impacts of climate change has grafted gross underestimation onto already narrow science models

Nicholas Stern, Journal of Economic Literature, September, 2013.

2012

Research article  5 August, 2012

The new energy-industrial revolution and an international agreement on climate change

Nicholas Stern and James Rydge, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy V.1, pp.1-1, 2012.

Working paper  1 June, 2012

Ethics, equity and the economics of climate change. Paper 2: economics and politics

Both intergenerational and intratemporal equity are central to the examination of policy towards climate change. However, many discussions of intergenerational issues have been marred by serious … read more »

2011

Research article  19 March, 2011

City solutions to global problems

Cities have clearly played a major role in the creation of the problem of anthropogenic climate change and they will form a central part of any response. No effective … read more »

2010

Research article  18 March, 2010

Environmental policy and the economic downturn

This paper considers how environmental policies should respond to macroeconomic downturns. It first explores the implications of the global economic downturn of 2008–9 for environmental policies, focusing in particular … read more »

Working paper  22 January, 2010

Environment policy and the economic downturn

We consider how environmental policies should respond to macroeconomic downturns. We first explore the implications of the global economic downturn of 2008-2009 for environmental policies, focusing, … read more »

2009

Research article  18 July, 2009

Principles for a Global Deal for Limiting the Risks from Climate Change

Environmental Resource Economics, April 2009

Book  1 April, 2009

A Blueprint for a Safer Planet

A Blueprint for a Safer Planet – from Random House Group. Nicholas Stern, April 2009. Random House, London.

Research article  17 March, 2009

On the timing of greenhouse gas emissions reductions: a final rejoinder to the symposium on "The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review and its Critics

In this final rejoinder to the symposium on “The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review and Its Critics,” we respond to comments published in the last issue of this journal … read more »

2008

Research article  17 March, 2008

Economics, ethics and climate change. Arguments for a Better World

There may never have been an instance of environmental pollution to challenge our powers of analysis and evaluation quite like climate change. Global in its causes and consequences, spanning … read more »

Research article  17 March, 2008

Climate change, innovation and jobs

The employment effect of climate policy has emerged as an important concern of policy makers, not least in the USA. Yet the impact of climate policy on jobs is … read more »

Research article  17 March, 2008

A new global deal on climate change

A global target of stabilizing greenhouse-gas concentrations at between 450 and 550 parts per million carbon-dioxide equivalent (ppm CO2e) has proven robust to recent developments in the science and … read more »

More in research publications

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Policy paper  19 November, 2014

Innovation, risk and government: perspectives and principles from the social sciences

The interplay between innovation and risk, and the social interactions between public and private sectors, are critical in fostering innovation and determining its effectiveness. read more »

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Policy paper  14 May, 2014

China: a critical decade

China’s consumption of coal could reach a peak by 2020, or even earlier, as part of its plans to pursue more sustainable economic growth. The policy paper by Fergus Green … read more »

2012

Policy paper  1 December, 2012

Recklessly slow or a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy? Time to decide

Executive Summary The world is heading in a difficult and dangerous direction. A range of estimates based on current plans and intentions arrive at similar conclusions: at best, global emissions … read more »

2011

Policy paper  9 December, 2011

Delivering climate finance: principles and practice for funding the Fund

Mattia Romani and Nicholas Stern Read the release about this paper.

Policy report  1 June, 2011

The basic economics of low-carbon growth in the UK

Mattia Romani, Nicholas Stern and Dimitri Zenghelis

2010

Policy report  20 December, 2010

Climate Change The New Economy’

Published at COP 16 in Cancun. p22: December 2010 – External link to report

Policy paper  18 December, 2010

Fostering a New era of Low-Carbon Progress and Prosperity’

‘Climate Change The New Economy’ published at COP 16 in Cancun. p22: December 2010 – External link to publication

Policy paper  1 October, 2010

China's growth, China's cities, and the new global low-carbon industrial revolution

Unless the world embarks now on a new energy and industrial revolution it will be very difficult to manage the huge risks of climate change. Business-as-usual for the next few … read more »

Policy paper  1 June, 2010

Infrastructure for development: meeting the challenge

Amar Bhattacharya, Mattia Romani and Nicholas Stern

Policy paper  1 March, 2010

What do the Appendices to the Copenhagen Accord tell us about global greenhouse gas emissions and the prospects for avoiding a rise in global average temperature of more than 2°C?

This paper sets out an assessment of the latest targets and intended actions for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, which have been submitted by countries to the Appendices of the … read more »

2009

Policy report  1 December, 2009

Deciding our future in Copenhagen: will the world rise to the challenge of climate change?

Nicholas Stern The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen begins on 7 December and we can see the outline of a global agreement emerging. However, the crucial specifics of … read more »

Policy paper  1 December, 2009

Action and ambition for a global deal in Copenhagen

This paper sets out an assessment of the latest national positions regarding emission reduction targets and actions going into the forthcoming negotiations in Copenhagen. These targets and intentions are quantified … read more »

Policy paper  1 November, 2009

A global deal on climate change: the challenges between now and December in Copenhagen

A summary of presentations at a symposium in the House of Lords on 27 October 2009. read more »



Policy paper  2 April, 2009

Towards a Global Green Recovery: recommendations for immediate G20 action

Nico Bauer (PIK), Alex Bowen (GRI, LSE), Steffen Brunner (PIK), Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK), Christian Flachsland (PIK ), Michael Jakob ( PIK ) and Nicholas Stern ( GRI LSE ), April … read more »


Policy report  1 February, 2009

An outline of the case for a 'green' stimulus

Alex Bowen, Samuel Fankhauser, Nicholas Stern and Dimitri Zenghelis  

2008


2007

Policy paper  18 March, 2007

Reflections on the Stern Review: A Robust Case for Strong Action to Reduce the Risks of Climate Change

Simon Dietz, Chris Hope, Nicholas Stern & Dimitri Zenghelis. World Economics 8.1, pp.121-168, 2007 – Link to publisher

More in policy publications

In the news  20 November, 2014

Rich countries pledge $9.3bn to help poorer nations cope with climate change

Green Climate Fund pledging conference in Berlin falls just short of $10bn target read more »

In the news  20 November, 2014

Davey backs £720m climate fund move

Hartlepool Mail, 20 November

In the news  19 November, 2014

The Green Climate Fund is not a charity but an investment in our shared future

Supporting developing countries, through the Green Climate Fund, to help reduce their emissions is an essential step in international efforts to tackle climate change read more »

In the news  19 November, 2014

Nobel M.Molina:la energía nuclear es parte de la solución al cambio climático

El Correo, 19 November 2014

In the news  16 November, 2014

Historic pledge on climate change is the result of deep commitment

Letter from Lord Stern on the China-US climate change deal read more »

In the news  13 November, 2014

China and US deal to curb emissions draws mixed response

An unexpected move by the US and China to jointly set out their plans to tackle global warming prompted a lukewarm response in Europe and hostility in Washington in a sign that sealing a global climate treaty next year still faces big hurdles. read more »

In the news  13 November, 2014

US, China climate deal boosts hopes of global pact

A surprise deal between the United States and China on Wednesday could be a breakthrough moment in decades-long efforts to secure a global climate change pact, environment experts said. read more »

In the news  4 November, 2014

G20 energy efficiency action plan appears to require little or no action

Document obtained by Guardian Australia shows G20 leaders are likely to agree only to ‘consider’ making commitments at a later date read more »

In the news  2 November, 2014

World warned: Act now or humanity faces catastrophe

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its verdict on the changes to the global climate. read more »


In the news  2 November, 2014

Planting and burning billions of trees ‘will avert climate disaster’

Carbon dioxide will have to be extracted from the atmosphere and stored underground to prevent “severe, pervasive and irreversible” impacts of climate change, according to the UN’s scientific advisory body. read more »


In the news  2 November, 2014

Nicholas Stern: Tony Abbott should not prevent G20 debate on climate change

Leading climate economist Nicholas Stern says the Australian prime minister should put climate change high on the G20 agenda and not allow local politics to prevent important global discussions read more »

In the news  2 November, 2014

IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop severe impact of climate change

Most important assessment of global warming yet warns carbon emissions must be cut sharply and soon, but UN’s IPCC says solutions are available and affordable read more »

In the news  2 November, 2014

France, US lead voices of alarm at climate report

Yahoo News, 2 November

In the news  2 November, 2014

Tony Abbott must put climate change at front of the G20 agenda in Brisbane

The latest IPCC report shows why the Australian prime minister should encourage G20 leaders to discuss climate change read more »

In the news  16 October, 2014

Owen Paterson: fracking would be boon for poorest parts of the UK

Former environment secretary’s comments ‘a reminder of just how out of touch the Tories are’, says Labour read more »

In the news  13 October, 2014

Owen Paterson proposal to scrap Climate Change Act is 'bonkers'

Former environment secretary does not understand the risks climate change poses, says Lord Stern read more »

In the news  6 October, 2014

Klimaökonom Nicholas Stern: "Ich will keine Zimmertemperatur von 30 Grad"

Nicholas Stern warnte als erster Ökonom mit konkreten Zahlen vor den Folgen des Klimawandels. Trotz aller Rückschläge glaubt Stern noch immer an eine Lösung über die Marktwirtschaft - und an den deutschen Erfindergeist. read more »

In the news  30 September, 2014

Lord Nicholas Stern - BBC HARDtalk interview

Lord Stern discusses climate change and the economy with Zeinab Badawi read more »

In the news  29 September, 2014

Beyond climate change treaties: 'a deal in Paris is not essential'

Ahead of the climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on international agreements, reports Yale Environment 360 read more »

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In the news  29 September, 2014

La croissance est-elle l'ennemie du climat ?

Le Monde, 26 September 2014: Ceux que la glose sur le réchauffement fatigue, agace ou désespère peuvent utilement se référer à l’édition du 18 septembre du New York Times. Dans … read more »

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In the news  29 September, 2014

A Global Climate Treaty Is Crucial

New York Times, 28 September: A strong international agreement on climate change signed in Paris next year will be crucial because it will reinforce and encourage investments and policy decisions … read more »

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Commentary  23 September, 2014

The state of the climate — and what we might do about it - TED Talk

As world leaders gather at the UN Climate Summit Lord Nicholas Stern asks what can be done. TED Talk. read more »

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In the news  23 September, 2014

Coal has no future in the world's energy mix, UN warns, ahead of New York summit

The UN has warned that coal has no future in the world's energy mix, as world leaders gather ahead of a major climate summit in New York. read more »

In the news  23 September, 2014

Climate change concerns: India can contribute its bit quite easily

India Times, 23 September

In the news  23 September, 2014

Time for action on climate

The Hindu, 23 September 2014

In the news  22 September, 2014

Lord Stern: global warming may create billions of climate refugees

But we must not turn debate into a ‘pissing contest’ between growth on one hand and climate and environment on the other read more »

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In the news  21 September, 2014

Climate warning to world leaders: stick to 2C limit or face 'mayhem'

Experts deliver stark message for Obama and Cameron ahead of UN summit in New York read more »

In the news  20 September, 2014

Try jam today

Policies to slow down warming may be more attractive if framed as ways of speeding up growth read more »

In the news  19 September, 2014

Pollution et procrastination


Announcement  18 September, 2014

Nicholas Stern awarded energy economics prize

The British Institute of Energy Economics has awarded a prize for the greatest contribution to British energy economics over the last ten years to Professor Lord Stern of Brentford, Chair … read more »

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In the news  17 September, 2014

Barack Obama welcomes report saying fighting climate change can be low cost

World can cut greenhouse gas emissions, grow economy and improve lives, says study before UN summit in New York read more »

In the news  17 September, 2014

Fight against climate change driving growth and profits

Government and industry leaders need not choose between fighting climate change or growing the world’s economy. They can do both, according to a new study. read more »

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In the news  17 September, 2014

Climate change report by Lord Stern shows there's still time – just

Study says halting rise of carbon emissions is achievable at modest cost, but this is nothing new. What's stopping us? read more »


In the news  16 September, 2014

Growth and green policy 'possible'

Choosing between growth and tackling climate change is a "false dilemma" as the two can be achieved together, a global commission has said. read more »

In the news  16 September, 2014

We can avoid climate change, and boost the world’s economy – if we act now

Reversing the damage is within our grasp, but it will hinge on a strong international climate agreement and policies that make polluters pay read more »

In the news  16 September, 2014

Seven things we learned from Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report

A major new report says the world can tackle climate change without harming economic growth. Here’s the digested read read more »

In the news  16 September, 2014

Climate change report: prevent damage by overhauling global economy

Reducing emissions can generate better growth than old high-carbon model, says co-author of report, Lord Stern read more »

In the news  16 September, 2014

Climate change remedies 'affordable', says global body

Politicians will put the world economy at risk if they fail to tackle climate change, a global commission has warned. read more »


In the news  16 September, 2014

It's clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in hand

Ed Davey - The UK has been at the forefront of integrating climate change action into economic decision-making read more »

In the news  16 September, 2014

Skyscrapers will help fight climate change

People must live much closer together in densely packed cities where no one needs a car, according to a major report into how to minimise climate change. read more »

In the news  16 September, 2014

Fight against climate change seen driving economic growth

Government and industry leaders need not choose between fighting climate change or growing the world’s economy. read more »

In the news  16 September, 2014

Growth and fighting global climate change not incompatible

The world’s finance ministers no longer need to choose between boosting economic growth or fighting climate change because for the first time both are possible, an $8.9m, year-long study has concluded. read more »

In the news  16 September, 2014

Slowing climate change makes economic sense; cities to lead-study

Daily Mail, 16 September

In the news  16 September, 2014

Calderón: Climate change, economic growth possible

New report shows that countries can do both by spending wisely and using technology. read more »

In the news  4 September, 2014

Ban fracking from national parks, say majority of UK public

Guardian poll suggests public unmoved by assurances that planning guidance has been tightened for shale drilling read more »

In the news  7 August, 2014

Fairer fixes for the public purse lost in a chancellor’s drawer

Lord Stern makes a case for UK taxation reform including the raising of taxes on congestion, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. read more »

In the news  25 July, 2014

China sees growth in a cleaner environment

China — currently the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide — is emerging as a global leader in climate policy as it seeks to build a cleaner and more efficient economy. read more »

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In the news  15 July, 2014

BRICS crean un banco para la infraestructura y reservas para la crisis

El Banco del BRICS y un millonario acuerdo de reservas acordados por los líderes de las cinco potencias emergentes el martes en Fortaleza (noreste de Brasil) crean una nueva arquitectura financiera para financiar sus deficientes infraestructuras y apoyarse en eventuales crisis. read more »

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In the news  25 June, 2014

EU leaders must stop dithering on climate change

European leaders must agree strong new energy and climate policies when they meet this week in Brussels. read more »

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In the news  16 June, 2014

Models 'grossly underestimate' costs of global warming, Nicholas Stern says

Existing economic models “grossly underestimate” the costs of global warming, undermining the urgency for deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new paper by leading UK climate change … read more »

In the news  16 June, 2014

Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’

Lord Stern says current models do not adequately reflect the science and the impact on global economies The Independent

Announcement  6 May, 2014

Lord Stern elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Lord Nicholas Stern has been made a Fellow in recognition of his work challenging the world view on the economics of climate change and his distinguished career in mathematical economics … read more »

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In the newsPress release  13 April, 2014

Nicholas Stern and Dimitri Zenghelis respond to publication of new climate change report

“This comprehensive report shows that it will still be possible to achieve the target, agreed by countries at the United Nations climate change summit in Cancùn in 2010, of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to have a reasonable chance of avoiding global warming of more than 2 centigrade degrees. read more »

Commentary  3 April, 2014

Unambitious Australia needs to do more to tackle climate change

Australia plays an important role as a leading economy within the international community, and host of this year’s summit of the G20 countries. The Sydney Morning Herald

Commentary  17 March, 2014

Boost the UK economy with green Budget measures

Financial Times – registration required.

Commentary  14 February, 2014

Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict

Extreme weather events in the UK and overseas are part of a growing pattern that it would be very unwise for us, or our leaders, to ignore, writes the author … read more »

Commentary  27 January, 2014

Energía: una buena oportunidad para Europa

El nuevo plan de energía y clima de la Comisión puede facilitar fuertes inversiones privadas, pero solo si los líderes europeos acuerdan con claridad los pasos necesarios para acelerar una … read more »

Commentary  24 January, 2014

Les 27 doivent s'entendre pour accélérer la croissance verte

Par Laurence Tubiana (Professeur à Sciences Po), Teresa Ribera (conseillère sur le changement climatique à l’Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (Iddri)) et Nicholas Stern (Président de la … read more »

Commentary  24 January, 2014

The Big Questions: Is fracking the answer to the UK’s energy needs? Has this ‘green government’ failed?

This week’s big questions are answered by adviser to the government on the economics of climate change Nicholas Stern. The Independent


Commentary  22 January, 2014

Nicholas Stern comments on European Commission's proposals for European Union 2030 energy and climate package

“Responding to the publication today of the European Commission’s proposals for the European Union energy and climate change package for 2030, Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on … read more »

2013

Commentary  11 December, 2013

The US and China must show leadership on climate change

Nicholas Stern: As the European Union dithers, the world’s two biggest carbon emitters must work together to help countries reach a climate deal in 2015 the Guardian

In the news  6 November, 2013

Lord Stern snubbed as free trade trumps climate change

The Ecologist

Announcement  30 October, 2013

Nicholas Stern wins the 2013 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication

The prize was awarded to Lord Stern as “Few people have impacted the discussion of economics of carbon pollution more than English economist Nicholas Stern”. More information Nicholas Stern wins the … read more »

Commentary  29 September, 2013

World leaders must act faster on climate change

Governments and businesses should be left in no doubt about the dangers of delaying further cuts in greenhouse gas emissions following the publication of the new assessment report by the … read more »


Commentary  12 July, 2013

The case for a European low-carbon economy

Europe has a golden opportunity to re-ignite growth by investing in the transition to a low-carbon economy. With interest rates at low levels, relatively high unemployment and liquidity in the private sector, governments can unleash economic activity through sound and credible policies that encourage investment in its energy infrastructure. read more »

Commentary  10 July, 2013

Innovative society advocacy for a low-carbon European economy

LE CERCLE. par Nicholas Stern – L’Europe a une occasion unique de relancer sa croissance en investissant dans la transition vers une économie sobre en carbone. Les pouvoirs publics européens … read more »

Commentary  16 May, 2013

Strong leadership key to generating low-carbon prosperity

Financial Times – registration is required.


2012

Commentary  20 December, 2012

Global Problems City Solutions

LSE Cities, December 2012

In the news  4 December, 2012

Lord Stern: developing countries must make deeper emissions cuts

The Guardian

Commentary  30 November, 2012

The UK Energy Bill: a good start, undermined by coalition politics

Financial Times – registration is required.

Commentary  15 October, 2012

Cameron must commit to low-carbon economy

Financial Times – registration is required.

Commentary  1 September, 2012

Papers about the Stern Review by its contributors

Simon Dietz, Chris Hope, Nicholas Stern and Dimitri Zenghelis (2007). Reflections on the Stern Review (1): A robust case for strong action to reduce the risks of climate change. World … read more »

Announcement  20 July, 2012

Lord Stern elected British Academy President

The British Academy has announced that Professor Lord Stern of Brentford, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, has been elected as its next President from July 2013. read more »

Announcement  26 June, 2012

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern awarded Mexico’s Order of the Aztec Eagle

Lord Stern was awarded the Order by President Calderon at a ceremony on 16 June, ahead of the start of the G20 summit. It is the highest decoration that is awarded by Mexico to foreigners. read more »

Commentary  20 June, 2012

At Rio conference, show leadership on climate change

The Miami Herald

Commentary  18 June, 2012

Rich nations must take the lead in a clean-energy revolution

Financial Times – registration is required.

In the news  14 June, 2012

Our carbon tax leads by example: Nicholas Stern

The Australian

Commentary  8 June, 2012

India’s low-carbon growth strategy

Rich countries must stop lecturing developing countries and accelerate their own efforts to cut emissions. There is no shortage of people telling India what to do on low-carbon growth, but … read more »

Commentary  2 June, 2012

Umweltschutz für den Euro

Die Europäische Union muss klimaverträgliches Wachstum fördern und private Investitionen entfesseln. Das hilft auch der Wirtschaft aus der Krise. Zeit Online

Commentary  24 May, 2012

Fiscal responsibility and a growth story for Europe

The European Union has reached a critical point in its history, facing simultaneously a severe political-economic crisis, and its biggest opportunity to create and sustain prosperity and well-being for its … read more »

Commentary  9 May, 2012

We need a Queen’s Speech for growth

Financial Times – registration is required.

Commentary  5 April, 2012

Brics bank is a fine idea whose time has come

Financial Times – registration is required.



Commentary  2 March, 2012

L'austérité, un piège antirelance

Au risque de provoquer des bouleversements économiques et sociaux de grande ampleur, la réponse de l’Europe à la crise ne peut se limiter à l’austérité budgétaire et aux réformes structurelles. … read more »



Announcement  24 February, 2012

Lord Nicholas Stern delivers three lectures on climate change and the New Industrial Revolution

As part of the Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2012, Nicholas Stern gave three lectures over three successive days (Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February). Presentations and video/audio of these lectures can now be viewed/downloaded. read more »

Announcement  23 February, 2012

Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2012: 'How do we get there? Building national and international action'

Lord Stern this evening presented the third of the Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2012: ‘How do we get there? Building national and international action’. His presentation can be downloaded.

In the news  22 February, 2012

INTERVIEW - GDP inadequate as climate cost gauge - Stern

Reuters (Africa)

Announcement  22 February, 2012

Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2012: 'How we can respond and prosper – the new energy-industrial revolution'

Lord Stern this evening presented the second of the Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2012: 'How we can respond and prosper – the new energy-industrial revolution'. read more »

Announcement  21 February, 2012

Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2012: 'What we risk and how we should cast the economics and ethics'

Lord Stern this evening presented the first of the Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2012: 'What we risk and how we should cast the economics and ethics' read more »

Announcement  13 February, 2012

Lord Nicholas Stern to deliver three lectures on climate change and the New Industrial Revolution

As part of the Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2012, Nicholas Stern will give three lectures over three successive days (Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February). Five years on from the Stern Review, there have been important changes in the world, which are likely to have a profound impact on our response to the two defining challenges of the century, overcoming poverty and managing climate change. Lord Stern will discuss how we can bring economics and political economy to the analysis of our response to these challenges in the context of a special but difficult decade in the global economy. Hosted by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP). read more »

Commentary  4 January, 2012

Le chemin qu'il reste à parcourir après le sommet de Durban

La conférence de Durban s’est terminée à l’arraché par un résultat modeste mais porteur d’une nouvelle dynamique pour la négociation climat. Ce résultat doit beaucoup à l’Europe emmenée par la … read more »

2011

Commentary  8 December, 2011

A profound contradiction at the heart of climate change policy

Financial Times – registration is required.

In the news  6 December, 2011

Stern's rebuke

Wall Street Journal

Announcement  8 November, 2011

Lord Nicholas Stern is moderator at launch of 'Momentum for Change' initiative

Lord Stern was the moderator for the launch of the 'Momentum for Change' initiative at the United Nations climate change conference in Durban South Africa on 6 December 2011. The initiative aims to enhance the visibility of projects that benefit communities and increase climate resilience or reduce greenhouse gas emissions. read more »

Announcement  1 September, 2011

Lord Nicholas Stern appointed to Green Investment Bank Advisory Group

Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford| has been appointed to the Advisory Group for the UK Green Investment Bank, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced on 31 August 2011. read more »


Commentary  4 July, 2011

Why the EU should be cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020

On 5 July 2011, the European Parliament will be asked to endorse an increase in the European Union’s target for greenhouse gas reductions, from 20 to 30 per cent by 2020 … read more »

Commentary  4 July, 2011

The EU risks falling behind the green century

Financial Times – registration is required.

Commentary  4 July, 2011

China risks overtaking Europe in green economic revolution

The European Parliament will on Tuesday be asked to endorse an increase in the European Union’s target for greenhouse gas reductions, from 20 to 30 per cent by 2020, compared … read more »

Announcement  10 June, 2011

New book: 'Living in the Endless City'

Lord Nicholas Stern, Philipp Rode (Executive Director of LSE cities) and Dimitri Zenghelis have authored a chapter in this book, entitled 'City Solutions to Global Problems'. read more »

Commentary  24 May, 2011

Europe must not stitch up IMF role

Sir, You have reported that European countries are trying to stitch up the process of selecting the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund (“Europeans stake claim for IMF … read more »

Commentary  28 April, 2011

The prize perils and price of China's plan

Financial Times – registration is required.

Commentary  21 April, 2011

Look beyond US and Europe for IMF and World Bank leaders

Financial Times – registration is required.

Commentary  8 March, 2011

Urgent steps to stop the climate door closing

There were worrying signs at the World Economic Forum in January that policymakers are becoming dangerously complacent about the scale of our climate change challenge. Financial Times – registration is … read more »

In the news  9 February, 2011

Lord Stern: West must end hesitation over climate change

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In the news  28 January, 2011

Nicholas Stern interviewed at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland

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Announcement  14 January, 2011

Lord Stern receives BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

"The Award goes to Nicholas Stern for quantifying the impacts and costs deriving from the alteration of the planet's climate. This UK economist is author of the Stern Review, the hugely influential study of the economics of climate change." read more »

2010

Commentary  8 November, 2010

Climate finance plan could break talks inertia

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

Commentary  30 October, 2010

Climate changer

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 »

Commentary  31 May, 2010

A changed Africa still needs our help to grow

Five years ago, the Commission for Africa argued that supporting the continent’s quest for growth and development was not only a moral imperative but also enlightened self-interest. The Financial Times … read more »

2009

Commentary  7 December, 2009

Business must champion low-carbon growth

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Commentary  1 December, 2009

The rich, the poor and the planet

As climate talks approach a climax in Copenhagen, Nicholas Stern calls for decisive action to tackle the twin challenges of climate change and world poverty.

Commentary  1 December, 2009

The rich, the poor and the planet


Commentary  21 October, 2009

Our low-carbon future

Efforts to curb climate change and help the poor are inextricably entwined, writes the author of a landmark report on the economics of climate change. European Voice – registration required.

Commentary  25 September, 2009

Vital that US and Europe cut emissions too

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Commentary  20 July, 2009

EU power struggle threatens climate change agreement

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Commentary  20 July, 2009

The time is approaching for India to take a lead on climate change

India has been viewed by many, in my view unfairly, as an obstacle to progress. Now is the time for India to move into the lead on international discussions. The … read more »

Commentary  5 May, 2009

Why global warming could make or break south-east Asia

South-east Asia has the most to lose from global warming but could gain much by developing a low-carbon future. The Guardian

Commentary  30 March, 2009

The point of no return

In an exclusive extract from his new book, Nicholas Stern argues that the time for debate on climate change is well and truly over. The Guardian

Commentary  24 March, 2009

The world needs an unbiased risk assessor

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Commentary  2 March, 2009

Obama's chance to lead the green recovery

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Tackling global injustice in a world of climate change – Punishing the Innocent?
Public Lectures 13 Mar 2014

Tackling global injustice in a world of climate change - Punishing the Innocent?

Speakers: Mary Robinson, Professor Lord Stern Panellists: Sharan Burrow, Secretary General of the International Trade Union Confederation Luisa Dias Diogo, Former Prime Minister, Mozambique Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chairman, Deutshe Bank Group Marvin … read more »

2013

Grantham Workshop 30 Sep 2013

Green Growth - Macroeconomics Workshop

Supported by the Global Green Growth Institute Presentations made by: Baran Doda (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) – Evidence on CO2 emissions and business cycle fluctuations Sjak Smulders (Tilburg) – Give … read more »

Policy Seminars 12 Jun 2013

Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map: World Energy Outlook Special Report

Speaker(s): Fatih Birol, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency, and Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State for Climate Change In this seminar, chaired by Lord Stern of … read more »

Public Lectures 21 Jan 2013

Professor Nicholas Stern - Climate change and risk

Part 1 In part one of this lecture, Professor Stern outlines the evidence on the science and risks of climate change. He provides an introduction to the science of climate … read more »

2012

Grantham Workshop 13 Mar 2012

The Global Development Post-Durban Of Policy Regimes To Combat Climate Change

Hosted by the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) Downloads The outlook for international climate-change mitigation policies post-Durban Professor Nicholas … read more »

2011

Policy Seminars 6 Apr 2011

Report launch event: The Low-Carbon Transition

A joint European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) / Grantham Research Institute event ‘The Low Carbon Transition’ is a special report on climate change mitigation in the countries from … read more »

Public Lectures 17 Mar 2011

Nicholas Stern - The Low-Carbon Industrial Revolution

Part of LSE Works, a new series of public lectures, sponsored by SAGE publications, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE’s Research Centres. Nicholas Stern provided an … read more »

2010

Public Lectures 16 Mar 2010

Nicholas Stern - Beyond Copenhagen

ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Lecture as part of ESRC Festival of Social Science Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge, professor of development studies at LSE Speaker: Nicholas Stern, … read more »

2009

Public Lectures 2 Dec 2009

Nicholas Stern - Deciding our Future in Copenhagen: will the world rise to the challenge of climate change?

Chair: Sir Howard Davies, LSE’s Director Speaker: Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE, where he also directs the Asia Research Centre and the India … read more »

Policy Seminars 27 Oct 2009

A Global Deal on Climate Change: the challenges between now and December in Copenhagen

A symposium on climate change, organised by Lord Nicholas Stern, in association with the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group. Chair: The Lord Speaker Contributors: Lord Nicholas Stern, Lord Rees … read more »

Public Lectures 21 Apr 2009

Nicholas Stern - A Blueprint for a Safer Planet

Nicholas Stern presented an outline of his new book, A Blueprint for a Safer Planet, which described how to manage climate change while creating a new era of growth and … read more »

2008

Public Lectures 6 Oct 2008

Nicholas Stern - Inaugural lecture: A Global Deal for Climate Change

Chair: Howard Davies Speaker: Professor Lord Stern of Brentford Content of lecture Overview of the Grantham Research Institute’s inaugural lecture To inaugurate the LSE’s new Grantham Research Institute on Climate … read more »

Policy Seminars 30 Apr 2008

Key Elements of a Global Deal

Chair: Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford, chair of the Grantham Research Institute Professor Lord Stern chaired a panel discussion and unveiled a set of proposals for a global deal on … read more »

2007

Grantham Workshop 20 Jun 2007

Roundtable discussions: LSE Climate Change Network

This first roundtable included talks by Lord Nicholas Stern, ‘The Economics of Climate Change: the challenge for industry’, and by Professor Leonard Smith, ‘Climate Modelling in Decision Support: coping with … read more »

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Book  23 May, 2014

The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change

This book focuses on the prospects for global agreement on climate change, how to encourage compliance with any such agreement and perspectives of key players in the negotiations. read more »

2009

Book  1 April, 2009

A Blueprint for a Safer Planet

A Blueprint for a Safer Planet – from Random House Group. Nicholas Stern, April 2009. Random House, London.

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