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  1. 19 hours ago

    Time to change the political climate

    The past five years have been a bad time for those fighting against climate change. Since the chaotic failure of the...

  2. beyondbrics

    November 21, 2013

    Further reading: Slow-venia

    Thursday’s nibbles from the beyondbrics team: FMs surge; trouble in Slovenia; Pilling on Xi; Rosneft-Novatek clash; and buy...

  1. September 24, 2013

    China looks at reducing pollution faster in next five-year plan

    China is looking at scaling back the pollution that has made it the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter faster than...

  2. September 24, 2013

    ‘Stern 2’ to review economic costs of tackling climate change

    The UK has teamed up with Norway, Sweden and four other nations to launch an $8.9m assessment of the economic costs and...

  3. March 25, 2013

    China improves low-carbon competitiveness

    China has leapt into the top five in a ranking of G20 countries that will compete best in a world that restricts greenhouse...

  4. November 29, 2012

    PM rejects climate expert for top job

    David Cameron has taken the unusual step of overruling the head of the civil service and quashed the appointment of climate...

  5. May 16, 2012

    China injects vigour into carbon debate

    This year is not turning out well for the climate change business. The pace of global climate talks is sluggish. Prices have...

  6. April 5, 2012

    Brics bank is a fine idea whose time has come

    From Dr Mattia Romani, Prof Nicholas Stern and Prof Joseph Stiglitz. Sir, Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, is...

  7. March 18, 2012

    End the monopoly: let’s make it a real World Bank at last

    Robert Zoellick announced on February 17 that he would not seek a second mandate as president of the World Bank. Little has...

  8. January 9, 2012

    Investment can cut emissions, UK cities told

    Cities in the UK could cut their energy bills by billions while reducing carbon emissions with investments that would pay...

  9. December 8, 2011

    A profound contradiction at the heart of climate change policy

    As the negotiations at the UN climate change summit in Durban reach the critical stage, we must not overlook a fundamental...

  10. November 18, 2011

    Green shift grows, deal or no deal

    When it comes to the world’s great annual migrations, the UN climate talks lack the spectacle of the hajj or the splendour...

  11. July 4, 2011

    The EU risks falling behind the green century

    The European Parliament will on Tuesday be asked to endorse an increase in the European Union’s target for greenhouse gas...

  12. April 28, 2011

    The prize, perils and price of China’s plan

    China’s 12th five-year plan for 2011 to 2015, finalised last month, will have a dramatic impact on the global economy and...

  13. April 21, 2011

    Look beyond US and Europe for IMF and World Bank leaders

    From Professor Lord Stern of Brentford. Sir, Your editorial “Picking leaders for the top IMF post” (April 20) takes up the...

  14. March 16, 2011

    Window of opportunity for clean energy

    From Dr Lykke Friis. Sir, The climate door is about to close, warn Fatih Birol and Nicholas Stern (Comment, March 9). Their...

  15. March 8, 2011

    Urgent steps to stop the climate door closing

    There were worrying signs at the World Economic Forum in January that policymakers are becoming dangerously complacent about...

  16. November 5, 2010

    UN wants taxes to fund climate change fight

    A price on carbon emissions of $20 to $25 a tonne would be sufficient to raise the finance needed for poor countries to...

  17. July 16, 2010

    John Mack joins China's CIC as advisor

    China Investment Corp, the country’s main sovereign wealth fund, has appointed John Mack, chairman and former chief...

  18. June 21, 2010

    The Plundered Planet

    The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature, By Paul Collier, Allen Lane RRP£20, 247 pages The question of...

  19. June 3, 2010

    A more credible option for Africa

    From Mr Michael Sharpston. Sir, While I have a deep respect for Nicholas Stern, his comment that “China’s industries are...

  20. June 2, 2010

    Unattainable goals

    From Sir Edward Clay. Sir, Nicholas Stern, in "A changed Africa still needs our help to grow" (May 31), hobbles his argument...

  21. May 30, 2010

    A changed Africa still needs our help to grow

    Five years ago, the Commission for Africa argued that supporting the continent’s quest for growth and development was not...

  22. FT Alphaville

    December 7, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: Obama can still remould America Barack Obama came to...

  23. December 6, 2009

    Business must champion low-carbon growth

    Today brings the beginning of the most important international gathering since the second world war. Recent progress now...

  24. December 2, 2009

    Australian PM faces emissions plan defeat as opposition removes backing

    The Australian government's emissions trading scheme faces defeat in the country's upper house today after a new leader took...

  25. December 1, 2009

    Australian PM faces emissions trading defeat

    The Australian government’s emissions trading scheme faces defeat in the country’s upper house on Wednesday after a new...

  26. August 28, 2009

    Jakarta eyes 40% cut in emissions

    Indonesia has held out the promise of a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions if it received international support....

  27. August 27, 2009

    Indonesia eyes 40% cut in emissions

    Indonesia has held out the promise of a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions if it receives international support....

  28. July 24, 2009

    Prerequisites for ambitious goals on global emissions

    From Mr Seiichi Kondo. Sir, Not only do I agree with Nicholas Stern (Letters, July 20) that the European Union’s...

  29. July 20, 2009

    EU power struggle threatens climate change agreement

    From Lord Stern of Brentford. Sir, Peter Tjan (Letters, July 15) claims that a delay in appointing a president of the...

  30. April 6, 2009

    A Blueprint for a Safer Planet

    A Blueprint for a Safer Planet By Nicholas Stern The Bodley Head £8.99 246 pages FT Bookshop price: £7.19 Climate change...

  31. April 4, 2009

    A timely prophecy

    Climate change is, Lord Nicholas Stern argues, the biggest example of market failure we will ever see. If you thought...

  32. Economists' Forum

    March 30, 2009

    Re-casting the international financial institutions

    By Nicholas Stern When John Maynard Keynes from Britain and Harry Dexter White from the US were designing a system on...

  33. March 24, 2009

    The world needs an unbiased risk assessor

    Policymakers are increasingly calling for the creation of an early warning system to prevent future breakdowns of the global...

  34. March 12, 2009

    Deeper crisis of ecosystem losses

    From Prof Jacqueline McGlade. Sir, Your coverage of the “green” New Deals being launched across the world was excellent and...

  35. FT Alphaville

    March 9, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, The Future of Capitalism: Martin Wolf on the failure of deregulated...

  36. Economists' Forum

    March 4, 2009

    Obama’s chance to lead the green recovery

    By Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern We face two crises: a deep global financial crisis, caused by inadequate management of...

  37. FT Alphaville

    March 3, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Comment: Obama’s chance to lead the green recovery Nobel Prize...

  38. March 2, 2009

    Obama’s chance to lead the green recovery

    We face two crises: a deep global financial crisis, caused by inadequate management of risk in the financial sector; and an...

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