On Tuesday 13 April 2021, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta discussed with Sunil Krishnan the recent release of the Independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity.
During the discussion Sir Partha explores the reasons behind humanity’s unsustainable engagement with Nature, unpacks the new economic framework set out in the Review, which is grounded in ecology and Earth Sciences, and identifies the options humanity has to enhance biodiversity and prosperity.
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. Last year he was commissioned by the UK Treasury to lead the Independent Review.
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