notes on the summaries, full document and on Stern´s presentation
and speaking notes and links.
The Stern review was web published on the 30th October 2006 with printed copies due in January 2007. The Treasury Website includes a number of versions including some of those links in the panel to the right. The full review being some 700 pages long it is suggested that few people will want or need to read the whole document. A more workable approach might be to read one or more of the summaries to gain an idea of the structure overall and then focus on particular chapters or topics from the full document where further detail is required for which the chapter descriptions given on the “Full report” link are very helpful.
Executive Summary (short) - This is a 4 page (PDF) summary consisting of the summary of conclusions used as headings in the student synopsis but with each being elaborated briefly, including some figures but no diagrams or charts.
Executive Summary (long) - This is a 27 page (PDF) summary, with considerably more detail and in particular the inclusion of some useful charts and diagrams. This gives a good balance of substance and structure without being overly demanding in reading time
Press notice: Publication of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change – Whilst not a formal summary, the press notice is an easy reading digest of about 3 pages stripped of technical detail suitable for readers without a scientific and/or economic background .
A Stern Review by Alberto Masetti-Zannini – (Head of External Relations at Acevo) is included as an alternative view and an example of a blogged contribution to the “summaries”
At-a-glance: The Stern Review – again an alternative view (BBC) similar readership demands to the treasury press notice but bulleted approach makes it much more concise
Full report - This includes the 27 Chapters which run to nearly 600 pages PLUS a Postscript (with its own technical annex) and a comprehensive set of technical annexes for Chapter 7 Projecting the growth of greenhouse gas emissions
PDF files of Sir Nicholas Stern´s presentation and speaking notes - Again whilst not a formal summary, this is an excellent insight into the review, reflecting the author’s interpretation and emphasis and including detail, diagrams and charts (the text indicates where the diagrams fit).
Executive Summary (short)
PDF of Executive Summary (long)
Press notice: Publication of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change
A Stern Review by Alberto Masetti-Zannini
At-a-glance: The Stern Review
PDF file of Sir Nicholas Stern´s presentation
and speaking notes (PDF)