Why are we waiting? The logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change
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.
Date: 19 October 2015, 17:00 (Monday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2015)
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street OX1 3AZ
Speaker: Nicholas Stern (I. G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, Member of the Oxford Martin School Advisory Council; President of the British Academy, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, and former Chief Economist at the World Bank.)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Caroline Corke (University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School)
Organiser contact email address: events@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk
Host: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2187
Audience: Public
Editor: Caroline Corke