The Florence School of Regulation – Climate- and the British Institute of Florence are glad to announce the lecture by Professor Lord Stern of Brentford that will take place on Friday 16 October at the European University Institute in San Domenico di Fiesole.
Professor Stern will deliver a lecture entitled “A world economy in profound structural change and the logic, urgency and promise of tackling climate change” based on his new book entitled “Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change” (MIT Press 2015). The book argues the urgency and importance of the transition to the low-carbon economy, and sets this in the context of a world in profound economic, geographical and technological transformation, showing the attractiveness of the alternative low-carbon path in terms of implications for cities, energy and land-use. Professor Stern will also assess where we are on the road to an international agreement at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris later this year.
Nicholas Stern is I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE and President of the British Academy. Following his lecture in Florence, Professor Stern will conclude his Italian tour by presiding over a roundtable discussion in Milan as part of the programme of events for this year’s Expo on the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.
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