Why are we waiting? The logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change | University of Oxford

Why are we waiting? The logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change

Speaker
Professor Nicholas Stern (Lord Stern of Brentford), I. G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3AZ
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

This book talk is hosted by the Oxford Martin School and the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

The risks of climate change are potentially immense. The benefits of taking action are also clear: we can see that economic development, reduced emissions, and creative adaptation go hand in hand. A committed and strong low-carbon transition could trigger a new wave of economic and technological transformation and investment, a new era of global and sustainable prosperity. Why, then, are we waiting?

In this book talk, Nicholas Stern explains why, notwithstanding the great attractions of a new path, it has been so difficult to tackle climate change effectively. He makes a compelling case for climate action now and sets out the forms that action should take