Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity discussed at London School of Economics…

In this video from the London School of Economics, Pavan Sukhdev provides an engaging discussion on the findings of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity study. The TEEB initiative was launched by the G8+5 in 2007 to create an economic, scientific, and policy analysis for ecosystems and biodiversity that would be comparable to the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change.

In addition to his role as TEEB study leader, Pavan Sukhdev is head of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Green Economy Initiative. Prior to his work for TEEB and UNEP, he was head of Deutsche Bank’s Global Markets Business in India and a founding member of the Green Indian States Trust. His March 21 talk at LSE was titled, “Ending the Economic Invisibility of Nature.”