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The Low-Carbon Industrial Revolution

LSE Works: Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Date: Thursday 17 March 2011
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Lord Stern of Brentford
Respondents: Professor Michael Jacobs, Gerard Lyons
Chair: Professor Judith Rees

Nicholas Stern will provide an overview of progress towards low-carbon economic growth and managing the risks of climate change, offering his views on the prospects for an international agreement on climate change, including an assessment of the United Nations negotiations.

Nicholas Stern is chairman of both the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

Michael Jacobs has been a visiting researcher at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment since July 2010, and was appointed Visiting Professor in January 2011.

Gerard Lyons is Chief Economist and Group Head of Global Research at Standard Chartered Bank.

Professor Judith Rees has been the Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE since its launch in 2008.

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is a research centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The Grantham Research Institute aims to generate world-class, policy-relevant research on climate change and the environment for academics, policy makers, businesses, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the media and the general public.

LSE Works is a new series of public lectures, sponsored by SAGE publications, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE's Research Centres. In each
session, LSE academics will present key research findings, demonstrating where appropriate the implications of their studies for public policy. A list of all the LSE Works lectures can be viewed online.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.

Related events

If you are interested in this event, you may also be interested in two other upcoming public lectures, the first on 21 March by Pavan Sukhdev who will speak on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity the other on 24 March by US Senator Lindsey Graham who will speak about US Energy and Climate Change Policy.


A copy of Professor Lord Stern of Brentford's powerpoint presentation is available to download. Download 'The Low-Carbon Industrial Revolution' (pdf).


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