On the 2nd February 2021 The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review was published, an independent, global review on the Economics of Biodiversity led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta.
"We are facing a global crisis. We are totally dependent upon the natural world. It supplies us with every oxygen-laden breath we take and every mouthful of food we eat. But we are currently damaging it so profoundly that many of its natural systems are now on the verge of breakdown."
David Attenborough writes in the foreword of the The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review.
Join us for a conversation between the author, Sir Partha Dasgupta and Professor Cameron Hepburn, where they will discuss the important messages from the review and the road ahead.
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta
Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge
Professor Dasgupta has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge since 1985, serving as Chairman of the Faculty of Economics from 1997 to 2001. He has won numerous awards and in 2002, he was named Knight Bachelor by the Queen for services to economics.
His research interests have covered welfare and development economics, the economics of technological change, population, environmental and resource economics, the theory of games, the economics of undernutrition, and the economics of social capital.
Professor Cameron Hepburn
Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme, INET Oxford
Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics, Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastic and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition, and Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He also serves as the Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme, based at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.
Cameron has published widely on energy, resources and environmental challenges across disciplines including engineering, biology, philosophy, economics, public policy and law, drawing on degrees in law and engineering (Melbourne University) and masters and doctorate in economics (Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar). He has co-founded three successful businesses and provides advice on energy and environmental policy to government ministers (e.g. China, India, UK and Australia) and international institutions (e.g. OECD, UN).