Apr 18, 2012

Putting a Value on Nature - the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Please find following details of this talk which will take place at the IIEA offices at 8 North Great Georges Street in Dublin.


About this Event http://www.iiea.com/events/putting-a-value-on-nature--the-economics-of-ecosystems-and-biodiversity

03 May 2012 @ 12:45

About the Speech:

Pavan Sukhdev argues that if we accounted for the true value of nature and the services it provides to society, such as freshwater, forests, food, clean air and medicine, we would stop wasting it. The loss of natural capital is estimated to cost over $2 trillion annually, according to the groundbreaking  Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity study led by Dr. Sukhdev. In his address, Dr. Sukhdev will outline his vision for how to end the economic invisibility of nature and will make the economic case for environmental conservation.

About the Speaker:

Pavan Sukhdev has been described as “nature’s banker” and is a global thought leader on the green economy. A speaker at Davos in 2010 and 2011, he chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councilon Biodiversity. He is the Lead Author of the G8+5 commissioned report on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Green Economy Initiativeand author of its Green Economy Report. He is the co-founder of GIST advisory, an environmental consulting firm. A career banker, on sabbatical from Deutsche Bank, Dr. Sukhdev currently holds the McCluskey Fellowship at Yale.

This address is the fourth event in the 2012 ESB Lecture Series.




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Michael Ewing


The Environmental Pillar