The study's actual title is The Economics of Climate Change, but from most articles I've seen, it's more commonly referred to as the Stern Report. Nicholas Stern, the report's author, is not known as an environmentalist with an agenda. Instead, he's a former chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank and a widely respected economic adviser to the British government.
Even though this is a British report and has received most of its heralded attention and support from European institutions, The Car Connection notes that this could still have a large impact on American automakers because more so than ever before, we're in "an era of global platforms and integrated product development."
If you're interested in reading more about the Stern Report, Reuters printed a short summary of costs in the study, or you can download the entire report in a PDF format here.
[Source: The Car Connection]