We are hosting a free seminar with renowned economist Prof Dieter Helm on Tuesday 7th February between 12pm and 2pm at Gold Hall, Chartered Accountants House, Pearse St, Dublin 2. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Dieter Helm' in the subject bar.
Prof Helm is the Chair of the UK's Natural Capital Committee and author of the book 'Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet'. He is an economist specialising in utilities, infrastructure, regulation and the environment, and concentrating on the energy, water, communications and transport sectors primarily in Britain and Europe. He is a Professor at the University of Oxford, Fellow of New College, Oxford, and a Professorial Research Fellow of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.
The talk is titled 'The Natural Capital Approach':
"Natural capital is everything nature provides us for free. It comprises renewables and non-renewables. Renewables carry on providing value for ever, as long as thresholds are not crossed, whereas non-renewables can only be used once. Natural capital policy requires compensation for damage, pollution taxes and the economic rents from depleting non-renewables to be deployed for a major restoration programme, underpinning sustainable economic growth. This presentation sets out the aggregate natural capital rules, the identification of assets-at-risk and how to protect the natural environment in the face of major population growth and infrastructure developments. The presentation will draw upon the natural capital approach, as set out in my book Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet."
In October 2016, he spoke at the IFNC's conference, 'Making Nature Count'. Here is a video of his talk: