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  • Posted: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:36:00

    Emissions trading suddenly back on Labor’s and global agenda

    Interestingly the idea of emissions trading or a tax on carbon emissions has suddenly reared its head both in Australia and in the United Kingdom.

    http://econews.com.au/58349/emissions-trading-suddenly-back-on-labors-and-global-agenda/
  • Posted: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:04:00

    Polluter pays: How can governments build public support for carbon taxes?

    Study co-authored by Lord Stern argues governments should focus on building public support for strong carbon pricing, rather than limiting themselves to economic arguments.

    https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news-analysis/3036766/polluter-pays-how-can-governments-build-public-support-for-carbon-taxes
  • Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:32:00

    The rich can survive on a polluted planet, the poor cannot — a carbon tax is the great equalizer

    Nicholas Stern has argued that a carbon price should be set high, at around $40-80 per ton of carbon dioxide by 2020, and $50-100 by 2030 to deliver the goals of the Paris Agreement. Without a carbon price, the economy responds to powerful interests at the expense of building a cleaner world for everyone.

    http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/398650-the-rich-can-survive-on-a-polluted-planet-the-poor-cannot-a-carbon
  • Posted: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:51:00

    Lord Stern confirmed as the new President of the Royal Economic Society

    Earlier this year Lord Nicholas Stern was named as President of the Royal Economic Society for 2018/19, "It is a great honour to be elected as President of the Royal Economic Society. The Society dates back nearly 130 years and plays an important role in supporting the work of economists and promoting economics in the UK and around the world."

    http://www.res.org.uk/details/news/10944510/Lord-Stern-and-Rachel-Griffith-confirmed-as-the-new-President-and-President-elec.html
  • Posted: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:21:00

    Climate change will force us to redefine economic growth

    Last Friday, Pope Francis called for nothing less than "a financial paradigm shift" in order to tackle climate change. His comments, made at a conference hosted by the Vatican and uniting business people, policy-makers of different stripes, indigenous leaders, academics and young people, could not be more timely: humanity is at a turning point.

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/here-are-the-economic-reasons-to-act-on-climate-change-immediately
  • Posted: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:06:00

    Lecture on Sustainable Infrastructure at AIIB Annual Meeting

    Lord Stern spoke at a lecture discussing the future and importance of sustainable infrastructure at the AIIB’s third Annual Meeting in Mumbai.

    https://www.aiib.org/en/news-events/events/annual-meeting/program/detail/lecture-infrastructure.html
  • Posted: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:03:00

    Roundtable for Sustainable Cities Strategy at AIIB Annual Meeting

    Lord Stern participated in a roundtable on 'Sustainable Cities Strategy' at AIIB’s third Annual Meeting in Mumbai. The objective of AIIB Roundtable for Sustainable Cities Strategy is a close-door consultation with stakeholders on the Bank’s preparation of Sustainable Cities Strategy, focusing on how AIIB could better support infrastructure development of cities in Asia.

    https://www.aiib.org/en/news-events/events/annual-meeting/program/detail/sustainable-cities-strategy.html
  • Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:45:00

    Nicholas Stern: Robust policy and good governance crucial

    Former World Bank Chief Economist Nicholas Stern on Monday said the next 20 years will be decisive in the world history and there is need to have “robust policy” and “good governance” to provide clear and convincing signals.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/business/economy/nicholas-stern-robust-policy-and-good-governance-crucial-5233442/
  • Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:42:00

    Lord Nicholas Stern Delivers Annual Fulbright Distinguished Lecture

    On 8th June 2018, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern delivered the 8th Annual Fulbright Distinguished Lecture titled ‘The Best of Centuries or the Worst of Centuries: Leadership, Governance and Cohesion in an Interdependent World' at Pembroke College Oxford.

    http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/news/lord-nicholas-stern-delivers-annual-fulbright-distinguished-lecture
  • Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:32:00

    Fulbright Legacy Lecture Series 2018 - Professor Lord Nicholas Stern

    Professor Lord Nicholas Stern presented his essay, 'The Best of Centuries or the Worst of Centuries: Leadership, Governance and Cohesion in an Interdependent World' for the 2018 Fulbright Legacy Lecture Series.

    http://www.fulbright.org.uk/news/fulbright-legacy-lecture-series-2018-professor-lord-nicholas-stern
  • Posted: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:07:00

    The Swansea Bay tidal power lagoon would bring many benefits

    In a letter to the Guardian Nick Stern says that the government should make their economic analysis of the costs of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon available for scrutiny.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/10/the-swansea-bay-tidal-power-lagoon-would-bring-many-benefits
  • Posted: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:21:00

    Green economy now worth as much as fossil fuel sector

    FTSE Russell found that if the sustainable economy maintained its current course, it could represent 7% of the global market capitalisation by 2030, even reaching 10% with $90 trillion in green investment – a target called for by UK economist Nicholas Stern in 2016.

    http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/06/05/green-economy-now-worth-much-fossil-fuel-sector/
  • Posted: Mon, 21 May 2018 13:44:00

    Cross-disciplinary Researcher from LSE visiting University of Portsmouth

    Dr Ruth Kattumuri is an editor of the book 'Governance and governed: multi-country perspectives on state, society and development' which she will discuss at the University of Portsmouth on 29th May 2018.

    https://researchandinnovationportsmouth.com/2018/05/09/cross-disciplinary-researcher-from-lse-visiting-uop/
  • 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