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  • Posted: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:12:00

    Belt and Road plan could ease climate change: experts

    China has done well in slowing its carbon emissions growth and its actions could be an example for countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, Professor Nicholas Stern, the British economist and advocate for combating climate change, has said.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/belt-and-road-plan-could-ease-climate-change-experts
  • Posted: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:18:00

    Oxford to honour LSE India Observatory Director

    Nicholas Stern, IG Patel professor of economics and government and Director of  the India Observatory at LSE, is among seven experts in different fields to be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Oxford.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/oxford-to-honour-london-school-of-economics-india-centre-head/story-yEqBHJW2vyArPR6qMPu1HP.html
  • Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:30:00

    In new wealth of nations 'women will take over the world'

    Discussing his new book 'The New Wealth of Nations' Surjit Bhalla explains how collapsing education levels between countries, individuals and gender, will change the world's wealth paradigm.

    https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/03/20/in-new-wealth-of-nations-women-will-take-over-the-world-says-economist.html?play=1
  • Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:28:00

    NEW PODCAST: Listen to Surjit Bhalla discuss his new book 'The New Wealth of Nations'

    On 6th March 2018 the LSE India Observatory hosted a talk by Surjit Bhalla on 6 March 'The New Wealth of Nations' with Lord Stern and Professor John Hills. This is the podcast of that event.

    http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/_new/events/audio.asp?id=6471
  • Posted: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:16:00

    India and Virgin reveal ambitious plans for the world’s first hyperloop

    Dr Ruth Kattumuri is quoted in this article as Virgin partners with the State of Maharashtra to build the world’s first hyperloop track. The ultra-fast rail system will connect Mumbai and Pune, decreasing commute times and helping to modernise India’s transport infrastructure.

    https://www.theneweconomy.com/strategy/india-and-virgin-reveal-ambitious-plans-for-the-worlds-first-hyperloop
  • Posted: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:42:00

    Corbyn avoids real choices with call for nationalisation of energy

    In his speech on energy last week, Jeremy Corbyn quoted Nick Stern: “We need to take back control of our energy system because, as Nicholas Stern described, “the greatest market failure the world has seen” is climate change.”

    http://energypost.eu/corbyn-is-selling-hot-air-with-call-for-nationalisation-of-energy/
  • Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:10:00

    Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics

    The LSE India Observatory is now accepting applications for the Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics.

    http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/india/fellowships/SubirChowdhury.asp
  • Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:09:00

    Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship

    The LSE India Observatory is now accepting applications for the Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship.

    http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/india/fellowships/SirRatanTata.asp
  • 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