The Stern report

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Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the Government Economic Service and Adviser to the Government on the economics of climate change and development, is delighted to present his report to the British Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Economics of Climate Change:

Full report
Executive Summary and Executive Summary in other languages
Postscript and Technical Annex to postscript

Launch Press notice, comments on the Review, launch presentation and speaking notes
Supporting commissioned research
Background to the Review
Presentations by Sir Nicholas Stern

The Stern team has moved to the Office of Climate Change. Publications posted after the Stern Review including the series of papers printed in the World Economics Journal, are now available on the Stern team page on the Office of Climate Change website.

Some of the above documents are available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer you can download the software free of charge from the Adobe website. For alternative ways to read PDF documents and further information on website accessibility visit the HM Treasury accessibility page.

Hardcopies will be available from January at a charge of c. £29.99 + £3.50 postage and packing (quoting ISBN number: 0-521-70080-9). Copies can be ordered from Cambridge University Press via the website, by fax on +44 (0)1223 315052 or post from the following address: Science Marketing, Freepost, Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Cambridge, CB2.

The Stern Review team can be contacted by telephone: 020 7270 6280 or by email: until the end of July when work will be continued through the Office of Climate Change (the website will be accessible from the end of July)

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June 2008

Cost of tackling global climate change has doubled, warns Stern

Lord Stern of Brentford made headlines in 2006 with a report that said countries needed to spend 1% of their GDP to stop greenhouse gases rising to dangerous levels. Failure to do this would lead to damage costing much more, the report warned - at least 5% and perhaps more than 20% of global GDP.

But speaking yesterday in London, Stern said evidence that climate change was happening faster than had been previously thought meant that emissions needed to be reduced even more sharply.