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  • 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/
  • Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:02:00

    The Tata Social Internship 2017 hosts 15 international students in India

    This year, the 10th edition of the Tata Social Internship programme culminated with a contingent of 15 international students – 6 from LSE – completing their two-month experiential internship in the ongoing sustainability projects of the Tata companies in India.

    http://www.tata.com/media/releasesinside/tata-social-internship-2017-hosts-international-students
  • Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:45:00

    ‘All we hear from Michael O’Leary is climate change denial’

    Nick Stern is quoted in this Irish Times article about Ryanair and carbon offsetting.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/all-we-hear-from-michael-o-leary-is-climate-change-denial-1.3165416
  • Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:37:00

    Gov. Brown's cap-and-trade compromise is a giveaway to the very polluters causing climate change

    A letter from Nick Stern was published in the LA Times ahead of the senate vote in California on whether to extend the state’s cap and trade system. The system enforces limits on carbon emissions and requires polluters to obtain permits for emissions.

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-brown-cap-and-trade-20170717-story.html
  • Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:23:00

    New book from Former RBI Governor YV Reddy

    Any governor of the Reserve Bank of India must walk a tightrope. He must seem to be independent - but without offending the government of the day. He is not equal to the government but must convince others that he is not subordinate to it either. And if he can do all this with the right policies in place, he may leave behind a career as illustrious as that of Dr Y.V. Reddy, Governor of the RBI from 2003 to 2008, a time of high growth, low inflation, an appreciated rupee and a robust banking system that withstood the global financial crisis.

    http://www.amazon.in/Advice-Dissent-Life-Public-Service/dp/9352643003
  • Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:10:00

    Stern on Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

    Professor Stern was interviewed for the BBC series 100 + days about President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement (from 18 minutes).

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08xq9xv/100-days-series-1-12072017
  • Posted: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:11:00

    China energy demand may already have peaked - researchers

    Nicholas Stern...told Reuters by email that the CASS study was consistent with their findings. But despite China's "over-performance by a big margin", nations still needed to pledge more if the Paris target of holding temperature increases to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius is to be met. "We look to all countries to achieve a substantial ramp-up in ambition for cutting emissions," he said.

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-energy-demand-idUKKBN19L108
  • Posted: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:03:00

    Yellen Says Banking System Is Much Safer and Sounder

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks about monetary policy, banking regulation, and the outlook for the U.S. and world economies. She speaks with former World Bank economist Lord Nicholas Stern at the British Academy in London.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-06-27/yellen-says-banking-system-much-safer-and-sounder-video
  • Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:24:00

    Caste brought to the fore in Indian presidential election

    'This is the first time that a Dalit is pitted against a Dalit in an Indian Presidential election. When K.R. Narayanan, a South Indian Dalit, was put up by the Congress as its candidate in the 1997 presidential election, the opposition put up T.N. Seshan, a South Indian Brahmin.'

    http://www.ft.lk/article/624116/ft
  • Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:35:00

    Queen’s Birthday Honours at LSE

    Nicholas Stern, Director of LSE India Observatory, has been made a Companion of Honour, one of the most prestigious awards for a civilian, limited to just 65 people at any one time.

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-news-from-LSE/2017/06-June-2017/Queens-Birthday-Honours-at-LSE
  • Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:37:00

    Three ways in which climate change damages the global economy

    The Stern Review is referenced in this article on the damage caused to the global economy by climate change (in Spanish).

    http://www.mundiario.com/articulo/economia/formas-cambio-climatico-perjudica-economia-global/20170611190042091703.html