Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the UK Government Economic Service and former chief economist of the World Bank, will give the first Gurukul Chevening lecture on Tuesday 7 November at LSE.
His lecture will focus on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. This was published on Monday 30 October, following its commissioning by the chancellor of the Exchequer in July 2005.
There is now clear scientific evidence that emissions from human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels for energy, are causing changes to the earth's climate. A sound understanding of the economics of climate change is a crucial underpinning to an effective global response to this challenge.
This lecture will be chaired by Professor Lord Desai.
The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change will be held on Tuesday 7 November at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. It is free and open to all with no ticket required.
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Gurukul Chevening Scholars
Every year LSE welcomes a group of 'high flyers' from India under the Gurukul Chevening Scholars scheme. Twelve professionals from various backgrounds such as civil service, industry, finance or banking are chosen for an intensive 11 week programme on globalisation and leadership, based at LSE.
This tailor-made programme was created eight years ago to mark the 50th anniversary of Indian independence. It is financed by the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The programme's aim is to explore globalisation issues and to respond to the needs and interests of those young professionals. As well as seminars with academics, the scholars have the opportunity to visit companies and organisations such as Marks and Spencer, BBC and the Bank of England. See http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/gurukulScholars/
Medio ambiente: Cálculo frío del calentamiento global (12 Nov 06)
Article refers to Nicholas Stern's recent lecture at LSE.
The Nicholas Stern lecture at the School (Tuesday 7 November) was broadcast on Saturday 11 November at 1.30pm and Sunday 12 November at 8.10am.
31 October 2006