Award for climate change work goes to Dr. Hope of Cambridge University Judge Business SchoolNovember 21, 2007 at 3:21 am | Posted in Aspen Institute, Awards, Climate change, EABIS, Hope, Lifetime achievement, PAGE, Stern | 1 Comment
20 November 2007
A ground-breaking academic from the University’s Judge Business School has been honoured for his work on climate change.
Dr Chris Hope, University Reader in Policy Modelling at the Judge Business School, was selected to receive the ‘2007 Aspen-EABIS Lifetime Achievement Award’.
Dr Hope has been recognised for over 15 years of ground-breaking work on climate change. He began work in the field in 1991 over a decade before it became a high profile issue.
Hope played a crucial role in developing the PAGE (Policy Analysis of Greenhouse Effect) model which is used to calculate the financial cost of global warming. The system was a major part of last year’s influential ‘Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change’.
Dr Hope said: “‘I’m very grateful to EABIS and the Aspen Institute for recognising my work on climate change in this way. I owe a great deal of thanks to the present head of Judge Business School, Prof Arnoud de Meyer, and his predecessors, Dame Sandra Dawson and Prof Stephen Watson, for their unfailing support over the years.”
The Stern Review was an independent and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of climate change. The review showed convincingly that the benefits of early global action to ease climate change will be far greater than the costs.
The European Faculty Pioneer Awards are run by a collaboration of two groups. The European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) and The Business and Society Program at the Aspen Institute.
EABIS is a collaboration of leading companies and business schools throughout Europe set up to encourage corporate responsibility in European business practice.
The Aspen Institute is an international non-profit organisation set up in the 1950’s based in Washington DC. The Institute’s Business and Society Programme is dedicated to developing a sustainable global society through discussions and research.