Media releases from 2011
Nicholas Stern welcomes outcome of climate change summit in Durban, South Africa
"Regarding the outcome...[he] said: "The outcome of the summit is a modest but significant step forward... As the difficulties of the last two days showed, the outcome could have been much worse, but the eventual agreement was founded on an understanding of the gravity of the risks posed by climate change..."
Rich countries can and should provide US$100 billion a year to support action on climate change in developing countries
"[A] report...identifies a range of public and private sources through which rich countries could raise US$100 billion a year, as agreed at last year's summit in Cancùn, Mexico, to support actions by developing countries to make the transition to low-carbon growth".
Governments risk losing public support for carbon taxes and emissions trading without better communication"[A] report...points out that a uniform global carbon price would be an ideal tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions sharply in a cost-effective way, based on the principle that the 'polluter pays'."
UK climate change policies must be strengthened to meet targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
18 August: "UK Government policies on climate change are delivering reductions in national greenhouse gas emissions, but need to be strengthened and refined to achieve long-term targets...
UK Government policies on green growth must be based on sound economics, says Nicholas Stern
The Government must base its green growth policies on sound economics if it wants the private sector to have the confidence to invest in low-carbon technologies, according to a new report
(PDF, 44KB) published today.
Rich countries should invest more to reduce impacts of extreme weather in developing world
7 June: Rich countries should be investing more to help the developing world to reduce the impacts of extreme weather events, rather than relying heavily on post-disaster aid, as part of plans to adapt to climate change, according to a new policy paper (PDF, 576KB) published today.
Developing countries can adapt to future climate change impacts despite uncertainties in predictions
24 March: Developing countries can adapt to future risks from climate change, such as changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, despite uncertainties in predictions about the long-term impacts, according to a report (PDF, 422KB) published today.
UK carbon tax would do nothing to reduce European-wide greenhouse gas emissions
4 February: The introduction of a carbon tax would help the UK meet its greenhouse gas target, but make no difference to emissions of greenhouse gases across Europe, according to research published today (PDF, 597KB).
Green Government policies would boost economic recovery by encouraging investment of huge private surpluses
26 January: Policymakers in the UK and other countries could speed up economic recovery through policies to increase private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and low-carbon vehicles, according to a report published today (PDF, 377KB).