Expert on the economics of climate change
The economics of climate change
Lord (Nicholas) Stern is one of the world’s leading authorities on the economics of climate change.
He is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, where he is also head of the India Observatory within the LSE's Asia Research Centre, and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
Previously, having held academic posts at the Universities of Oxford and Warwick and the LSE, he was then Chief Economist for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and subsequently Chief Economist and Senior VP of the World Bank.
In 2005, he was appointed by the UK government to conduct the influential Stern Review, which analysed the economic costs of climate change.
The Stern Review was a landmark in bringing the economic costs of climate change into the public consciousness. Since then, Lord Stern has continued to argue for a robust response to the challenges and risks humanity faces as a result of climate change. He remains one of the world’s leading experts in the field.