Here’s an opportunity for New Zealanders to hear an international expert talk about the economics of climate change, policies for adaption and mitigation and the issues involved in obtaining a global agreement on these.
The Sir Douglas Robb Lectures 2010 are to be presented by Lord Nicholas Stern next week.
Formerly Chief Economist of the World Bank, Lord Stern is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He is well known for the Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change which was produced by a team led by Stern at the UK Treasury, and was released in October 2006.
Stern will be presenting three lectures at Auckland University. These will also be available to audiences at the Victoria University of Wellington via a live video link. And podcasts of the lecture should be available from the Auckland University website afterward.
Some of the ideas to be presented are also contained in his recent book A Blueprint for Safer a Planet.
Details of the lectures are:
8 September – Lecture 1: Managing climate change and promoting development: risks, scale and values.
9 September – Lecture 2: Policies for low-carbon growth and development: Creating a new era of progress and prosperity.
10 September – Lecture 3: Progress towards a global deal.
Lectures start at 7.00pm
Numbers are limited at both venues and you must register here.
In person in Auckland
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland. Evening parking available for $5 in lower levels of the Owen G Glenn Building.
Live video link in Wellington
Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington Lecture Theatre 1 (RHLT1), Ground floor, Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington.
For further details go to Events- The University of Auckland.