13 Feb 2020

Putting a dollar value on biodiversity

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 13 February 2020
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Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is a pioneer in the field of environmental economics:  making the economic case for biodiversity. He is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and and Chair of the Management Board of its Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. Last year he was appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to lead an independent global review to assess the economic benefits of biodiversity and the economic costs of its loss. He pioneered the Inclusive Wealth Index, where a monetary value is put on natural resources, and then Green National Accounting nature as well as human capital is accounted for.