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2014-01-09 12:23:39

-- The Climate Change category leads off the sixth edition of the awards MADRID, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category has gone in this sixth edition to U.S. biologist Christopher Field, Director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science and a professor at Stanford University (United States), for discovering the importance of ecosystems and their effective management in the...

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2011-01-15 07:00:00

The price of fighting climate change is even higher than what was estimated in a 2006 study, said British economist Nicholas Stern, who earned an estimated 500,000-dollar Spanish award on Friday for his work. Stern won the BBVA Foundation award for measuring the economic cost of climate change, notably in his 2006 Stern Review which found that economically, it was better to fight climate change than to do nothing about it. His "advanced economic analysis" quantified the impacts of climate...

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2009-12-12 10:40:00

According to a senior authority on climate change, eating meat has a major impact on global warming and could become as socially unacceptable as drunk-driving. To help reduce global carbon emissions, Lord Stern of Brentford says people will have to consider turning to a vegetarian diet. "Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world's resources. A vegetarian diet is better," Stern said. Scientists believe farm animals, like...

2009-03-03 16:42:00

Tony Blair joins Senators Bingaman, McCain, Snowe and Stabenow on Capitol Hill for Climate event WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators, Governors, business leaders and international experts met in the Capitol today to discuss the prospects for U.S. domestic action on climate change. Many of the participants stressed that action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions should not be delayed by the global economic downturn because it provides an opportunity to lay the foundations...

2009-02-25 16:48:00

Senators convene top policy-makers, CEOs and economists to Capitol Hill for climate event on March 3 WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.K. Prime Minister, Tony Blair, will be among the high-level participants meeting with U.S. legislators and business leaders in the Capitol building on March 3 to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's climate envoy, Todd Stern, will...

2009-02-18 05:00:00

March 3rd event will bring leading experts from U.S. and abroad to Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. legislators and business leaders will meet with experts on climate change economics and policy at the Capitol building in March to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. U.S. and international policymakers will join climate experts for the one-day bipartisan and bicameral event. The cosponsoring...

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2008-10-27 12:50:00

A leading climate change expert on Monday called for a new fiscal spending plan tailored to low carbon growth. "The risk consequences of ignoring climate change will be very much bigger than the consequences of ignoring risks in the financial system," said Nicholas Stern, a former British Treasury economist, who released a seminal report in 2006 that said inaction on emissions blamed for global warming could cause economic pain equal to the Great Depression."That's a very important lesson,...

2006-02-01 09:16:41

By Jeremy Lovell OXFORD (Reuters) - The leader of a major study into whether economic growth is compatible with green policies has called on governments to provide clear incentives to help the environment. Nick Stern, head of the British government's economic services, told a meeting of students and academics that such initiatives would form part of a wider set of policies. "We need clear, long and credible incentives from government," he said. "We have to devise a framework for the...


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