Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford, Kt, FBA

Recent Speaker

IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government London School of Economics

September 1, 2010

'A global agreement on climate change and the new energy/industrial revolution'

One of the world’s leading economists, Lord Stern was the author of a seminal review for the British Government into the cost of climate action and inaction.


The Stern Review was a major turning point in the worldwide climate change debate, and influenced Australia’s own Garnaut review, by highlighting the importance of a carbon price, climate finance, adaptation policy and international agreement.


Lord Stern is the IP Patel Professor of the London School of Economics, chair of LSE’s new climate change research institute (the Grantham Institute), and member of a high level advisory board to the UN on climate finance.


Lord Stern is a former chief economist for the World Bank, has held high level positions in the British Government’s economic service and Treasury and taught at universities in the UK, France and India.