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Stern Review final report

The pre-publication edition of the Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change is available to be downloaded below either on a chapter-by-chapter basis or in parts covering broader themes. The report is available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer you can download the software free of charge from the Adobe website. For alternative ways to read PDF documents and further information on website accessibility visit the HM Treasury accessibility page.

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Part I: Climate change: our approach (Chapters 1-2) Introduction
Chapter 1: The science of climate change
Chapter 2: Economics, ethics and climate change
Chapter 2 Technical annex: Ethical frameworks and intertemporal equity
Part II: Impacts of climate change on growth and development (Chapters 3-6) Introduction
Chapter 3 How climate change will affect people around the world
Chapter 4 Implications of climate change for development
Chapter 5 Costs of climate change in developed countries
Chapter 6 Economic modelling of climate change impacts
Part III: The economics of stabilisation (Chapters 7-13) Introduction
Chapter 7 Projecting the growth of greenhouse gas emissions
Chapter 8 The challenge of stabilisation
Chapter 9 Understanding the costs of mitigation
Chapter 10 Macroeconomic models of costs
Chapter 11 Structural change and competitiveness
Chapter 12 Opportunities and wider benefits from climate policies
Chapter 13 Defining a goal for climate change policy
Part IV: Policy responses for mitigation (Chapters 14-17) Introduction
Chapter 14 Harnessing markets to reduce emissions
Chapter 15 Carbon markets in action
Chapter 16 Accelerating technological innovation
Chapter 17 Beyond carbon markets and technology
Part V: Policy responses for adaptation (Chapters 18-20) Introduction
Chapter 18 Understanding the economics of adaptation
Chapter 19 Adaptation policies: key principles and applications in the developed world
Chapter 20 The role of adaptation in sustainable development
Part VI: International collective action (Chapters 21-27) Introduction
Chapter 21 Framework for understanding international collective action for climate change
Chapter 22 Creating a global price for carbon
Chapter 23 Supporting the transition to a low carbon economy in developing countries
Chapter 24 Promoting effective international cooperation on technology
Chapter 25 Reversing emissions from land use change
Chapter 26 International support for adaptation
Chapter 27 Building international co-operation on climate change
Technical Annex to Postscript
Technical annexes to chapter 7