The fact that COP27 occurred on the African continent demonstrated the important role of developing countries in climate adaptation, mitigation (reduction) of greenhouse gases, and combating biodiversity loss - three key elements of the fight against climate change. But unfortunately, the conversation often focuses on the first two, and we cannot leave biodiversity … [Read more...] about Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Nature is humanity’s most important asset. It provides us with the raw ingredients for most modern medicine, the air we breathe and the food we put on our tables. All economic activities also fundamentally rely on these services to some extent, with estimates suggesting that a massive USD 44 trillion – over half of global GDP— of the global economy is highly or moderately … [Read more...] about Can investing in nature save us from ourselves?
The United Kingdom’s Treasury (economic and finance ministry) is gearing up to launch an independent global report on the importance of biodiversity for economies and future prosperity. Led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity could help precipitate a major rethink on how we value biodiversity and its implications for policy and … [Read more...] about Why is the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity a big deal?