Stern Review: The economics of climate change

01 December 2005

Science plays a vital role in all aspects of the climate change debate from understanding how our climate is changing to exploring how society should respond through adaptation and mitigation.  The Royal Society believes that responding to the threat posed by climate change is an issue of the highest priority.

The Royal Society's response to the Stern Review's consultation on the economics of climate change recognises that while decisions about how to minimise and adapt to climate change will ultimately be informed by social, economic and political considerations, it is absolutely vital that any economic analyses of climate change is informed by sound science.