The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£49.99
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Trade in your item
Get a £4.50
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review Paperback – 4 Jan 2007


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£49.99
£24.99 £24.43

Frequently Bought Together

The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review + A Blueprint for a Safer Planet: How to Manage Climate Change and Create a New Era of Progress and Prosperity
Price For Both: £66.98

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £4.50
Trade in The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £4.50, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 712 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (4 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521700809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521700801
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 3.4 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 397,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

Review

'The Stern Review shows us, with utmost clarity, while allowing fully for all the uncertainties, what global warming is going to mean; and what can and should be done to reduce it. It provides numbers for the economic impact, and for the necessary economic policies. It deserves the widest circulation. I wish it the greatest possible impact. Governments have a clear and immediate duty to accept the challenge it represents.' Sir James Mirrlees, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 1996

'The stark prospects of climate change and its mounting economic and human costs are clearly brought out in this searching investigation. What is particularly striking is the identification of ways and means of sharply minimizing these penalties through acting right now, rather than waiting for our lives to be overrun by rapidly advancing adversities. The world would be foolish to neglect this strong but strictly time-bound practical message.' Amartya Sen, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 1998

'The Stern Review of The Economics of Climate Change provides the most thorough and rigorous analysis to date of the costs and risks of climate change, and the costs and risks of reducing emissions. It makes clear that the question is not whether we can afford to act, but whether we can afford not to act. … And it provides a comprehensive agenda-one which is economically and politically feasible-behind which the entire world can unite in addressing this most important threat to our future well being.' Joseph Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 2001

' … the world is waiting for a calm, reasonable, carefully argued approach to climate change: Nick Stern and his team have produced one.' Robert M. Solow, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 1987

'… a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of this issue. ... is an excellent summary of current knowledge of the topic. … presenting excellent case studies and graphices of key issues directly relevant to physical and human geography.' Geography

'I very much welcome The Stern Review, which provides a much needed critical economic analysis of the issues associated with climate change …' Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank

'Nicholas Stern … rose to the challenge admirably. … the Stern report is a landmark publication. It is a wide-reaching report from a man of gravity, and should be taken seriously. … This book is extremely readable, and something that all interested in climate change and its consequences should have.' Journal of Biosocial Science

'The Stern Review of The Economics of Climate Change is a vital step forward in securing an effective global policy on climate change. Led by one of the world's top economists, the Stern Review shows convincingly that the benefits of early global action to mitigate climate change will be far lower than the costs. The report establishes realistic guidelines for action … The Stern Review will play an important role in helping the world to agree on a sensible post-Kyoto policy.' Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to UN Secretary General

'The Economics of Climate Change sends a very important and timely message: that the benefits of strong, early action on climate change outweigh the costs. … Congratulations to Sir Nick Stern and his team for producing a landmark review which I have no doubt will strengthen the political will to change of governments around the world.' Claude Mandil, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency

'The scientific evidence of global warming is overwhelming but some commentators and lobby groups have continued to oppose offsetting actions on economic and competitiveness grounds. This comprehensive and authoritative report demolishes their arguments, explaining clearly the complex economics of climate change. It makes plain that we can cut emissions radically at a cost to the economy far less than the economic and human welfare costs which climate change could impose.' Baron Jonathan Adair Turner, Former Director of UK Confederation of British Industry and Economic Advisor to the Sustainable Development Commission

'When the history of the world's response to climate change is written, The Stern Review will be recognized as a turning point. … Sir Nicholas and his team have provided important intellectual leadership as humanity engages with its greatest challenge. … While the details will be debated, the main thrust of the report is clear and compelling - the expected benefits of tackling climate change far outweigh the expected costs.' Cameron Hepburn, Oxford University

'Pay now to fix global warming or risk a worldwide economic depression later … The [Stern] report moves economic discussion of how humanity should deal with global warming to center stage …' USA Today

'The overwhelming message of … [the] Stern review on the economics of climate change is that it is now time to move on from arguing about statistics to taking drastic action at an international level. … Even if Stern is only half right then … the consequence of doing nothing is still so dreadful that it ought not to be contemplated.' Guardian

'[The report's] basic point seems unassailable: failure to act now will exact much greater penalties later on … If people and industries are made to pay heavily for the privilege, they will inevitably be driven to develop cleaner fuels, cars and factories… ' The New York Times

'The Stern review makes two invaluable contributions. The first is that it recasts environmentalism as economics … Stern's second serious contribution is to provide a formula for durable environmentalism, one which binds business and government.' The Times

Book Description

The Stern Review is an independent, rigourous and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects climate change. It will be invaluable for all students of the economics and policy implications of climate change, and economists, scientists and policy makers involved in all aspects of climate change.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AAA on 19 Nov 2012
Format: Paperback
The Stern Review is monumental. And it is very good. The first general work which tried to pull together what we knew about climate change in an economic framework.

The headlines:

- global warming or climate change is an economic disaster on the order of the largest world war we have ever staged-- ie on the order of 1/3rd to 40% of world GDP

- the costs of preventing global warming run 1-5% of world GDP in 2050. i.e. if we take strong action against GW, our economy in December 2050 will be about the size it would have otherwise been in December 2048

- the actual chapter on global warming is basically a summary of the existing scientific knowledge and uncertainties as at the point of publication. The rest of the book is economics

- what Stern now admits is that he did not spend enough time worrying about the outside possibilities, ie disaster scenarios of a rise in global temperatures of 5 degrees C. The risk there is the cost to world GDP will be 100%-- ie the end of civilization as we know it

Latham's review is biased. Because he starts from the assumption that GW or climate change is not happening (the 'not warming since 1998' argument is spurious-- see UK Met Office rebuttals, the 1998 date is cherry picked, move the date, the trend is there. And of course 5 of the 7 the hottest years ever recorded are now all since 2000).

So Latham really has nothing substantive to say about the Stern Review, because he fundamentally disagrees with its premise. He cannot engage with the argument.

This is a handy summary of what we knew about climate change when it was published but it is NOT a scientific treatise about climate change (see Sir John Houghton, or David Archer, or Michael Mann for that).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A lengthy report, but filled with many aspects of how climate change will affect both developed and developing nations. It does get slightly repetitive, but that just helps drive the main points home.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It is considered the bible for those who work or study on climate change issues. It has been a milestone in the analysis of climate change, from an economic perspectives. To have in libraries
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Brian on 19 Dec 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great and fascinating book. A little out of date now but well worth the read
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 16 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Latham on 9 Feb 2010
Format: Paperback
This comprehensive text by Sir Nicholas Stern (now Lord Stern,of course)was funded by and outlines Her Majesty's Government position on climate change.

The Labour government policy on the whole subject largely derives from the conclusions and predictions contained within this book.

Unfortunately much of this work was a matter of political opinion and the forecasts contained within reflect this.

A very well presented text with plenty of diagrams, charts and referenced texts. Although first published as recently as 2007 the subject has moved on and many of the affects of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) have been mitigated in the intervening three years by published data and of course the halt of global warming at the level of 1998, at least for the time being.

Those who wish to have a complete grasp of the subject of climate change from the British Labour government's point of view should read The Stern Review. This book is the corner stone of why we have a green taxation policy. For Ed Miliband, British Energy & Climate Change Secretary and Gordon Brown, PM, this will remain a standard text.

Knowledge of this book will assist environmentalists and students of climate change help build the big picture. It is not a definitive text on the subject although it set out to be such in 2007. Time and events have progressed.

Keep an open mind and you may enjoy it.
17 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback