This talk is the public key-note lecture for the Resource Conference 2017 – Strategic Materials for a Low-Carbon Future: From Resource Scarcity to Availability. A Conference by the Veolia Institute and the Oxford Martin School
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About the speaker
Lord Stern is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics as well as Head of the India Observatory (LSE) and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He is President-elect for the Royal Economics Society and is a member of the G20 Eminent Persons Group. He was President of the British Academy (July 2013 – July 2017) and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (2014). He has held previous posts at universities in the UK and abroad. He was Chief Economist at both the World Bank, 2000-2003, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1994-1999). Lord Stern was Head of the UK Government Economic Service (2003-2007) and produced the landmark Stern Review on the economics of climate change. He was knighted for services to economics in 2004, made a cross-bench life peer as Baron Stern of Brentford in 2007 and in June 2017, was appointed Companion of Honour for services to economics, international relations and tackling climate change. His most recent book is “Why are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change”.