The Economics Of Climate Change: The Stern Review by Nicholas SternThe Economics Of Climate Change: The Stern Review by Nicholas Stern

The Economics Of Climate Change: The Stern Review

byNicholas Stern

Paperback | January 15, 2007

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There is now clear scientific evidence that emissions from economic activity, particularly the burning of fossil fuels for energy, are causing changes to the Earth's climate. A sound understanding of the economics of climate change is needed in order to underpin an effective global response to this challenge. The Stern Review is an independent, rigourous and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of this crucial issue. It has been conducted by Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the UK Government Economic Service, and a former Chief Economist of the World Bank. The Economics of Climate Change will be invaluable for all students of the economics and policy implications of climate change, and economists, scientists and policy makers involved in all aspects of climate change.
Sir Nicholas Stern is Adviser to the UK Government on the Economics of Climate Change and Development, reporting to the Prime Minister. As well as being Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, he is Head of the Government Economic Service, and previously Second Permanent Secretary to Her Majesty's Treasury and Dire...
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Title:The Economics Of Climate Change: The Stern ReviewFormat:PaperbackDimensions:712 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 1.34 inPublished:January 15, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521700809

ISBN - 13:9780521700801

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Table of Contents

1. Climate change: our approach; 2. Impacts of climate change on growth and development; 3. The economics of stabilisation; 4. Policy responses for mitigation; 5. Policy responses for adaptation; 6. International collective action.

Editorial Reviews

"The overwhelming message of...[the] Stern review on the economics of climate change is that it is now time to move on from arguing about statistics to taking drastic action at an international level...Even if Stern is only half right then...the consequence of doing nothing is still so dreadful that it ought not to be contemplated."
The Guardian