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EVENT: Prof Partha Dasgupta in Free Web Talk on the Economics of Biodiversity, May 7th, 2020

UPDATE: Watch the session at the link below.

Environmental economics pioneer Professor Partha Dasgupta is taking part in a free online discussion about the Economics of Biodiversity on May 7th at 1pm, presented by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Prof Dasgupta is currently leading an independent, global review on the Economics of Biodiversity, commissioned by the British Treasury - which has just issued its interim report findings. The final Review will report in the autumn, ahead of the COP15 international biodiversity summit due to take place in Kunming, China, where new long-term biodiversity targets will be agreed, and ahead of the COP26 climate summit.

Watch the session by clicking the box above.

Prof Dasgupta and Minouche Shafik will discuss the sustainability of humanity’s engagement with nature: what we take from it; how we transform what we take from and return to it; why we have disrupted nature’s processes; and what we must do differently to enhance our collective wealth and wellbeing, and that of our descendants.

Date: May 7, 2020

Time: 1-2pm

Venue: Online

Partha Dasgupta is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Chair of the Management Board of its Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and is the recipient of numerous prizes including the Blue Planet Prize (2015) which recognises outstanding contributions to the improvement of the global environment.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science and a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise from fields including economics, finance, geography and international development.

Update: If you missed this session you can catch up with the video of the Zoom session on Facebook:

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