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  • 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
  • Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:33:00

    How to relieve poverty in india without endangering the planet – eureka street

    Nicholas Stern continues to espouse co-operative international action based on the idea of ‘equitable access to sustainable development’.

    http://gaselectricity.in/how-to-relieve-poverty-in-india-without-endangering-the-planet-eureka-street
  • Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:57:00

    China's plan to run the world

    Now that the U.S. has abandoned the Paris climate accord, "the world is looking for a climate champion," said Nicholas Stern of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. "In China, it has one."

    http://theweek.com/articles/704139/chinas-plan-run-world
  • Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:53:00

    4 priorities for the Macron Five-Year Plan to have a positive impact on climate

    The carbon pricing leadership coalition report, by Nicholas Stern and Joseph Stiglitz, is referenced in this article (in French). 

    http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/benjamin-fremaux/rechauffement-climatique-macron_a_22134234/
  • Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:48:00

    Why the Green Climate Fund Became a Trump Target: QuickTake Q&A

    Nicholas Stern is quoted commenting on the US contribution to the Green Climate Fund.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-07/why-the-green-climate-fund-became-a-trump-target-quicktake-q-a
  • Posted: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:59:00

    Only green growth can bring prosperity

    "We are making the world a more hostile and difficult place for ourselves and for future generations. But we have the opportunity to save and preserve our global commons by implementing the global agenda created by the international agreements in 2015 on sustainable development, finance and climate change."

    https://www.theguardian.com/the-gef-partner-zone/2017/jun/05/green-growth-prosperity-world-environment-day-paris-agreement
  • Posted: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:35:00

    Nicholas Stern appointed to G20 Eminent Persons Group

    IG Patel Chair and LSE India Observatory Director, Professor Nicholas Stern, is among the 16-member G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance. The G20 Eminent Persons Group of top economists and leaders  has been tasked to review issues related to global financial governance.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/whos-who-in-g20-eminent-persons-group
  • Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:29:00

    India signed Paris deal for environment, not money: Sushma Swaraj

    India never intended to profit from the Paris climate accord, its foreign minister said Monday, rejecting suggestions from US President Donald Trump that some nations were exploiting the global pact.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/india-signed-paris-deal-for-environment-not-money-sushma-swaraj/articleshow/59002617.cms
  • Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:28:00

    Felicitating the young filmmakers of India

    Eminent filmmakers, educationists and development leaders selected the best social films received for YES! i am the CHANGE's event from over 13 lakh youth across 2,500 cities and towns across India.

    http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31815&articlexml=FELICITATING-THE-YOUNG-FILMMAKERS-OF-INDIA-08032017302027
  • Posted: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:32:00

    What is the Paris climate change deal and what is the impact of the US withdrawal?

    Professor Lord Stern was interviewed by ITV news in reaction to President Trump’s announcement that the US will withdraw from the Paris agreement (and negotiate re-entering the agreement).