Der Klimawandel wird unser alltägliches Leben maßgeblich verändern! Wie wir die nächsten 30 Jahre mit unseren Ressourcen wirtschaften, wird ausschlaggebend dafür sein, ob die heute vorhergesagten Risiken Wirklichkeit werden. Auch wenn die ärmeren Länder unverhältnismäßig stark von den Konsequenzen des Klimawandels betroffen sind, müssen sich alle Länder mit den Folgen unseres Handelns auseinandersetzen: Nicht nur Mumbai, Mosambique und Darfur werden vermehrt von Hurrikanen, Flutwellen und Dürren heimgesucht, sondern auch New Orleans, England und Australien. Welche Handlungsoptionen uns bleiben, um die Katastrophe abzuwenden, erörtert Nicholas Stern, Autor des 'Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change' und ehemaliger Vorsitzender der Weltbank, in seinem neuen Buch.
"The planet owes Nicholas Stern a big thank you...valuable and combative stuff" Guardian
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.
"The planet owes Nicholas Stern a big thank you...valuable and combative stuff" Guardian "If this year's climate crucial climate change negotiations are successful, this book will be required reading ... Lord Stern, like Al Gore, could be seen as one of the rock stars of global warming." -- Fiona Harvey Financial Times "Here is a user's manual for the planet that world leaders have only to follow and - safely, if only just in the nick of time - all our chestnuts will be pulled from the fire. Better than this, the new low-carbon world of the late 21st century will be cleaner, safer, quieter and more biodiverse than the smoking ruin we now inhabit. It will also be more equitable, with rich countries dealing fairly with poor, and a growing low-carbon economy making everyone richer...commendably light on jargon and abundantly clear in his conclusions." -- Richard Girling The Sunday Times "The Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next December will be one of the most important international gatherings since the Second World War. Nicholas Stern gives a compelling account of why the meeting matters so much to the world, and outlines a global deal that would provide the ground rules for a safer planet. His book reinforces the arguments of the original Stern Review, and provides a forceful response to its critics" Richard Lambert, head of CBI and Chancellor of Warwick University "The Stern Review led the way in explaining the economic theory of climate change. His Blueprint sets out in practical terms why the world needs to act, what we need to do, and how, if we take action, we can build a new era of prosperity and growth." Adair Turner, Chairman of the FSA and Chairman of the Climate Change Committee