Friday, February 16, 2007

Stern launches climate change review at the RSA

Nicholas Stern
The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review
Cambridge University Press, 2007, 363.738 STE

In October 2006, Sir Nicholas Stern published the ground-breaking and much discussed 'Stern review' of the cost of climate change.

On 15 January 2007, Stern presented to a packed audience in the Great Room of the RSA in London, as he discussed the nature of the economic challenges we face and how they can be met, in the UK and globally. The event generated significant political and media interest and featured contributions from a high profile panel of experts including Stephanie Flanders who is BBC Newsnight’s Economics Editor, Charlie Kronick who is Senior Policy Adviser to Greenpeace and has also been involved in the RSA Arts & Ecology project's "No Way Back" Conference, as well as Dr Jon Gibbins of Imperial College.

This RSA book launch event marked the publication of the report in book form for the first time. The Economics of Climate Change argues that there is now clear scientific evidence that emissions from economic activity are causing changes to Earth's climate, tying in with the RSA's CarbonLimited Project which examines the potential for personal carbon trading in tackling climate change.
For more information about the RSA's work on personal carbon trading, visit:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The way in which the Stern report emphasises the interconnection between the economy and the environment , with such weight of evidence, has been welcome. I thoought - as a member of the SW Regional Planning body - that we would be able to rely upon its evidence to provide support for many of our policies. However the Government Office tells us that "the government has not yet adopted the Stern report" so we cannot.
Meanwhile we are preaching to the rest of the world about the need for urgent action....

The adoption of this report and its implications for policy makers