‘The Economics of Biodiversity’ addressed in online event series

15 April 2021

Professor Dasgupta
© Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta courtesy of The Dasgupta Review Team
Following on from the Dasgupta Review, the Oxford Martin School is hosting a new series of online events on the ‘Economics of Biodiversity’, beginning on 6th May with a discussion with the report’s author, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta.

The Dasgupta Review, published in February 2021, is an independent, global review on the Economics of Biodiversity led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge. The Review calls for changes in how we think, act and measure economic success to protect and enhance our prosperity and the natural world. Grounded in a deep understanding of ecosystem processes and how they are affected by economic activity, the new framework presented by the Review sets out how we should account for nature in economics and decision-making.

The Dasgupta review shows us how, by bringing economics and ecology together, we can help save the natural world from unrecoverable decline.

In this series of events, leading academics will discuss the implications of the Review and the fundamental changes needed in how we think about and approach economics to reverse biodiversity loss and protect and enhance our prosperity.

The first event of this series, taking place on 6th May 2021, will feature the Report’s author, Sir Partha Dasgupta and Professor Cameron Hepburn in conversation on the important messages from the review and the road ahead.

Confirmed speakers in the series The economics of biodiversity, which will run 6th May to 3rd June, include:

  • Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus, Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and former Chairman of the Faculty of Economics.
  • Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Former Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  • Professor Dame Henriette Moore, director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and Professor of Culture, Philosophy and Design at University College London

This is an open event. Register and watch this talk live for free, www.crowdcast.io/e/partha-dasgupta or watch on YouTube here. Please note you will not be able to take part in the interactive Q&A session unless you join the talk on CrowdCast.