Business must seize 'growth story of the future', says Lord Stern

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Celebrated economist's new book argues putting more pressure on political leaders to raise climate ambition will create 'enormous opportunities'

Lord Nicholas Stern is both worried and optimistic. A decade on from being asked by Gordon Brown to look at the effect of global warming on the economy - a project that culminated in the pioneering Stern...

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