Professor Lord Stern of Brentford, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, has won ‘Best Use of Evidence by a Politician’ at the Political Studies Association Awards 2016. The award was introduced this year by the Political Studies Association and The Alliance for Useful Evidence to “recognise an individual politician, working in any UK legislature since December 2015, who has made and defended a policy decision on the basis of what the body of evidence suggests is the most appropriate course of action”. The judges highlighted Lord Stern’s “robust approach leading up to, during, and following the Paris Climate Change Conference in late 2015, acknowledged as being an important part of a significant global diplomatic achievement”.

Professor Lord Stern of Brentford said: “I am deeply honoured to receive the inaugural award for ‘Best Use of Evidence by a Politician’, and I am very grateful to the judges, the Political Studies Association and The Alliance for Useful Evidence. I am very glad that the Association has highlighted the crucial importance of evidence in ensuring public and political debate is well-informed, particularly at this time.”

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