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  • Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:16:00

    Dr Liam Fox holds UK-India talks as UKEF boosts trade finance support

    Dr Liam Fox met with the Indian Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu, to discuss greater cooperation between the 2 countries.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dr-liam-fox-holds-uk-india-talks-as-ukef-boosts-trade-finance-support
  • Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:14:00

    Twelfth meeting of the UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Committee

    International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, co-chaired the twelfth meeting of the UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) in London on Thursday 11 January with Shri. Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industry.

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-01-11/HCWS397/
  • Posted: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:04:00

    Pollution crisis in India's cities causing reverse urbanisation as workers flee to countryside

    Dr Ruth Kattumuri is quoted in The Independent on air pollution in Indian cities.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-pollution-crisis-cities-reverse-urbanisation-workers-move-countryside-delhi-demographic-public-a8065051.html
  • Posted: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:43:00

    Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal

    Lord Stern calls on Europe to take a lead on carbon pricing. He said the current price on carbon under the European emissions trading scheme was too low, and called for a price of $40 to $80 a tonne of carbon dioxide by 2020 in order to reach the Paris agreement goals.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/12/calls-for-greater-fossil-fuel-divestment-at-anniversary-of-paris-climate-deal
  • Posted: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:18:00

    One Planet Summit: Quotes of the day

    "Fossil fuels must be confronted with their real costs, and polluters must pay if markets are to work and emissions are to fall at the rate necessary to deliver the Paris goals. However, a carbon price by itself cannot deliver the required design of cities and networks that will be crucial to reducing emissions on the scale necessary. Carbon pricing must be supported by other policies to drive the low-carbon transition." Lord Stern.

    https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news-analysis/3022912/one-planet-summit-key-quotes-of-the-day
  • Posted: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:18:00

    Paris wants to put finance at the service of the climate

    "Under the Coalition for Carbon Pricing, Nicholas Stern and Joseph Stiglitz, Chairs of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing, estimate ranges of $ 40 to $ 80 in 2020 and $ 50 to $ 100 in 2030 would make it possible to influence the choices of the economic actors in order to respect the Paris agreement."

    https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/green-business/paris-veut-mettre-la-finance-au-service-du-climat-761075.html
  • Posted: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:09:00

    Latest climate talks actually made progress despite US obstinacy

    The latest meeting to discuss international action on climate change has made modest progress. It did so despite the US stating earlier this year that it plans to withdraw from the Paris agreement. “It showed that the rest of the world is steadfast in its support for the Paris agreement, despite the backwards steps being taken by the federal government in the United States,” said Nicholas Stern.

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/latest-climate-talks-actually-made-progress-despite-us-obstinacy/
  • Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:16:00

    The right price of carbon: five questions to economist Nicholas Stern

    Nicholas Stern answers 5 questions for the Conversation on the price of carbon.

    http://www.sudouest.fr/2017/11/19/le-juste-prix-du-carbone-cinq-questions-a-l-economiste-nicholas-stern-3960893-10275.php
  • Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:50:00

    A Tiny Island Prepares the World for a Climate Refugee Crisis

    Failure to tackle climate change could cause warming of 4 or 5 degrees Celsius in the next century, which could “probably lead to hundreds of millions or billions of people moving and severe conflict,” said Nicholas Stern.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/a-tiny-island-prepares-the-world-for-a-climate-refugee-crisis
  • Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:37:00

    Nicholas Stern: ministers must pass 'Trump test' at Bonn climate talks

    Nicholas Stern says world leaders must move forward without the US on crucial issues in the closing days of the UN summit.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/16/nicholas-stern-ministers-must-pass-trump-test-at-bonn-climate-talks
  • Posted: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:21:00

    Bad news: Carbon emissions have suddenly started rising again

    “A carbon price is absolutely essential,” economist Nicholas Stern told a meeting in London organised by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures earlier this month. “We may be on a path to 3°C. The risks are enormous.” The biggest global obstacle to investment in clean growth is governments’ failure to pursue clear, credible and predictable policies, Stern said. A well-designed carbon price is an indispensable part of any strategy for efficiently reducing emissions.

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2152929-bad-news-carbon-emissions-have-suddenly-started-rising-again/
  • Posted: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:17:00

    Fossil fuel burning set to hit record high in 2017, scientists warn

    Nicholas Stern said: “I would not be alarmed. There will be some fluctuations, for example around poor rains and hydro. We should also remember that the methods used to calculate emissions will have their own errors.” He said there is strong climate action in China: “It has a very clear strategy, particularly on coal and energy efficiency and they are getting, and will get, results.” But Stern said it remains vital that all countries ramp up the ambition of their emissions pledges and that richer countries support action across the world.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/13/fossil-fuel-burning-set-to-hit-record-high-in-2017-scientists-warn
  • Posted: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:16:00

    The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

    Also cautiously hopeful is climate economist Nicholas Stern “These trends are the start of something that might be enough – the two key words are ‘start’ and ‘might’.” He says the global climate negotiations, continuing this week in Germany and aiming to implement the Paris deal, are crucial: “The acceleration embodied in the Paris agreement is going to be critical.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/08/seven-megatrends-that-could-beat-global-warming-climate-change
  • Posted: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:12:00

    Secrets of the Pioneers: Lord Nicholas Stern on green cities, 'going negative', and the mirage of a 'one shot story'

    Economist and author of the Stern Review is convinced the green economy offers the only powerful growth story around.

    https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/interview/3020566/secrets-of-the-pioneers-lord-nicholas-stern-on-green-cities-going-negative-and-the-mirage-of-a-one-shot-story
  • Posted: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:02:00

    How China drew respect from greens while boosting its pollution

    “China has increased its leadership. That’s a matter of fact,” said Nicholas Stern who was interviewed for this Bloomberg piece on China.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-06/how-china-drew-respect-from-greens-while-boosting-its-pollution
  • Posted: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:57:00

    Bonn climate talks must go further than Paris pledges to succeed

    “We want resilient development,” said Lord Stern, “This is a development-oriented idea. We used to have the idea that it is more expensive to build things that are low-carbon, but that was wrong. Development should be resilient and sustainable. Whenever I come across the word adaptation, I delete it and put in resilience.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/06/bonn-climate-talks-must-go-further-than-paris-pledges-to-succeed
  • Posted: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:53:00

    How India’s battle with climate change could determine all of our fates

    The whole world would benefit from a clean, green India & can help make it happen, says Lord Stern.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/06/how-indias-battle-with-climate-change-could-determine-all-of-our-fates
  • Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:07:00

    Other countries could learn a thing or two from London’s approach to air pollution

    Nicholas Stern writes 'Cities that are designed and managed well – where people have plentiful options to move around without cars or do not have to go far to get work done – are powerful drivers of growth, creating good jobs and making them attractive places to live.'

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/london-air-pollution-climate-change-what-we-can-learn-a7992771.html
  • Posted: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:10:00

    Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, offering climate hope

    “These results are a welcome indication that we are nearing the peak in global annual emissions of greenhouse gases,” said climate economist Professor Lord Nicholas Stern at the London School of Economics.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/28/global-carbon-emissions-stood-still-in-2016-offering-climate-hope
  • Posted: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:04:00

    Nicholas Stern on Muhammad Ali

    Not only does Nicholas Stern admire Ali's prowess in the ring, but more so his fearless stance against the Vietnam War which cost him dearly both personally and professionally. Ali's humanitarian work in later life has also been a huge source of inspiration to him.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0938pwl
  • Posted: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:49:00

    The Chevening Parliamentarians Programme

    From 2017 LSE, one of the UK’s most prestigious universities based in the heart of London, will commence delivery of the The Chevening Parliamentarians Programme.

    http://www.chevening.org/programme/parliamentarians
  • Posted: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:46:00

    Chevening: A model co-operation offered by the UK to India

    Chevening’s Parliamentary Programme, hosted by LSE, provides a unique fully funded opportunity for 9 Indian MP’s to spend a week in London discussing international affairs, focussing on the mutually relevant issues of foreign policy, health, clean energy, education and development and interact with the Parliamentarians in the UK.

    http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/9542-chevening-model-co-operation-offered-uk-india
  • Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:58:00

    Proper carbon tax could wipe billions from polluters' profits

    A group of leading economists warned this year of catastrophic global warming within 13 years unless countries ramped up taxes on carbon emissions to as much as $100 per tonne. The economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz and the former World Bank chief economist Nicholas Stern were among experts who said governments needed to tackle polluting industries with a tax on carbon dioxide at $40-$80 a tonne by 2020.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/04/emissions-carbon-tax-profits-polluters-paris-targets
  • Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:55:00

    Impact weighting increased in UK’s REF 2021

    Hefce stops short of adopting Lord Stern’s proposal to include university-wide impact in research assessment scores.

    https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/impact-weighting-increased-uks-ref-2021
  • Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:41:00

    Union Minister Smriti Zubin Irani to present Women Transforming India Awards

    Women Transforming India Awards was launched by NITI Aayog, in partnership with the UN in India and MyGov, to recognize the transformational impact of work undertaken by women across India’s villages, towns and cities. The campaign this year, to promote equal opportunity of women, has received an overwhelming 3000 entries from across the country.

    http://indiaeducationdiary.in/union-minister-smriti-zubin-irani-present-women-transforming-india-awards/