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Author Stern, N. H. (Nicholas Herbert)

Title A blueprint for a safer planet : how to manage climate change and create a new era of progress and prosperity / Nicholas Stern
Published London : Bodley Head, 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  338.927 Ste/Bfa  AVAILABLE
Description x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine derived contents note: Chapter I: Why there is a problem and how we can -- deal with it 8 -- Chapter 2: The dangers 16 -- Chapter 3: How emissions can be reduced, and at -- what cost 38 -- Chapter 4: Adapting to climate change 56 -- Chapter 5: Ethics, discounting and the case for action 75 -- Chapter 6: Policies to reduce emissions 99 -- Chapter 7: Individuals, firms, communities: the power -- of example 124 -- Chapter 8: The structure of a global deal 144 -- Chapter 9: Building and sustaining action 181 -- Chapter io: A planet in peril 203 -- Notes 210 -- Bibliography 225
Summary "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." -- BOOK JACKET
"urther 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."
Analysis Carbon dioxide mitigation
Environmental economics
Environmental policy Economic aspects
Global warming
Sustainable development
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-231) and index
Subject Carbon dioxide mitigation.
Climatic changes -- Risk management.
Climatic changes.
Environmental policy -- Economic aspects.
Environmental economics.
Global warming.
Sustainable development.
LC no. 2009437490
ISBN 1847920373
9781847920386 (paperback)