Copenhagen agreement could give us a ’50-50 chance’ of avoiding global warming of more than 2˚C, says Nicholas Stern

Posted 1 Dec 2009 in

Speaking ahead of a major speech about the prospects for the Copenhagen meeting, Lord Stern… said: “It is possible to create a 50-50 chance of avoiding a rise in global average temperature of more than 2˚C, which many scientists regard as the threshold for ‘dangerous’ climate change. To do this we need to halt and reverse the growth of annual emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases…” read more »

The rich, the poor and the planet

Posted 1 Dec 2009 in

As climate talks approach a climax in Copenhagen, Nicholas Stern calls for decisive action to tackle the twin challenges of climate change and world poverty.

Guardian Daily: The road to Copenhagen

Posted 20 Nov 2009 in

George Monbiot, Nicholas Stern and Greg Clark contribute to our discussion on the need to reach a deal at next month’s crucial climate change summit in Copenhagen the Guardian

Lord Stern responds to front page story in ‘The Times’

Posted 27 Oct 2009 in

“The headline and opening paragraphs of the front page story in ‘The Times’ today give undue prominence to comments I made to them yesterday about the greenhouse gases that are emitted by different types of food production. I think that once people understand the great risks that climate change poses, they will naturally want to choose products and services that cause little or no emissions of greenhouse gases, which means ‘low-carbon consumption’.” read more »