On April 2, London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute Chairman Lord Nicholas Stern said 2013 presented the best opportunity yet to have bold global climate change action. Speaking at a joint International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Resources Institute (WRI) event, Stern said the fact that the U.S. and China do not have elections scheduled for the next few years means the two countries can emerge as climate action leaders. He also praised continued climate work by Ethiopia, India, Mexico, South Africa, the IMF, and the World Bank.