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Stern to discuss climate change, Jan. 7

British economist Nicholas Stern will deliver a lecture titled "The Economics of Climate Change: Risk, Ethics and a Global Deal" at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in McCosh 50.

Stern wrote a widely publicized report on the economic consequences of climate change in 2006 while serving as an adviser to then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In his lecture, Stern will argue that the major economic and social disruptions caused by climate change require an urgent global response through measures such as guidelines for greenhouse gas emissions and environmental taxes.

Stern is currently the I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics. He has held several positions in the U.K. government and has served as chief economist of the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

The talk, designated as the Walter E. Edge Lecture, is part of the University Public Lectures Series and is cosponsored by the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

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