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Blueprint for a Safer Planet
By Nicholas Stern

A Blueprint for a Safer Planet

How to Manage Climate Change and Create a New Era of Progress and Prosperity

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Blueprint for a Safer Planet by Nicholas Stern

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Further substantial climate change is unavoidable and the risks to the natural world, the economy and our everyday lives are immense. The way we live in the next thirty years - how we invest, use energy, organise transport and treat forests - will determine whether these risks become realities. Although poor countries - the least responsible for climate change - will be hit earliest and hardest, all countries must adapt to the effects: hurricanes and storms strike New Orleans and Mumbai; flooding causes devastation in England and Mozambique; droughts occur in Australia and Darfur; and sea level rise will affect Florida and Bangladesh. Lord Stern, author of the "Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change" and former Chief Economist at the World Bank, is the world's leading authority on what we can do in the face of such unprecedented threat. Action on climate change will require the greatest possible international collaboration, but if successful will ensure not just our future, but our future prosperity. Focusing on the economic management of investment and growth from the perspective of both adaptation and mitigation, Stern confronts the most urgent questions facing us now: what is the problem; what are the dangers; what can be done to reduce emissions, at what cost; how can the world adapt; and, what does all this mean for corporations, governments and individuals. "A Blueprint for a Safer Planet" provides authoritative, inspirational, and hopeful, answers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847920379
ISBN-10: 1847920373
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 162mm x 26mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: The Bodley Head Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Global Sustainability by Nicholas Stern Global Sustainability, Hardback (February 2010)

Interdisciplinary exploration of the best scientific and political strategies to attain global sustainability, from many Nobel Prize-winning and other high-profile authors.

Blueprint for a Safer Planet by Nicholas Stern Blueprint for a Safer Planet, Paperback (January 2010)

Hurricanes and storms strike New Orleans and Mumbai; flooding causes devastation in England and Mozambique; and, droughts occur in Australia and Darfur. This work confronts some of the most urgent questions facing us: What are the dangers? How can the world adapt? And what does this mean for us all?

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Author Biography - Nicholas Stern

Nicholas Stern was Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 2000 to 2003. He is currently the I.G. Patel Chair at the London School of Economics, heading the new India Observatory within the Asia Research Centre. He also chairs the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He has served as the Second Permanent Secretary to Her Majesty's Treasury, the Director of Policy and Research for the Prime Minister's Commission for Africa, and the head of the Government Economic Service in the UK.

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