The Economics of Biodiversity: A Discussion of the Findings of the Landmark Dasgupta Review

Date: 

Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Sajid Javid, M-RCBG Senior Fellow, and Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge, will discuss the landmark Dasgupta review, which explores the role of natural capital in delivering planetary, societal, and economic prosperity.

Sajid Javid, M-RCBG Senior Fellow, and Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge, will discuss the landmark Dasgupta review, which explores the role of natural capital in delivering planetary, societal, and economic prosperity.

Natural capital accounting assigns a monetary value to natural resources like forests and healthy soil, allowing businesses to calculate the “true cost” of their decisions. The review was ordered by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid as UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2019, setting ambitious terms of reference for a landmark, independent, global review on the 'Economics of Biodiversity'. One of the main aims of this review, led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta (Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge), was to create insight into how financial and policy decisions can reverse biodiversity loss. In this Study Group, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP and Professor Sir Dasgupta will discuss the review, its key findings and next steps.

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Contact: susan_gill@hks.harvard.edu