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What is the World Worth?

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 September 2012 01:50

   Pavan-Web_nature-on-balance-sheet                 What is the World Worth?

Putting Nature on the Balance Sheet talks by Pavan Sukhdev

Pavan Sukhdev is currently on a two year sabbatical from Deutsche Bank, after being appointed by the EU Commission and Germany to lead the G8+5 report on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity TEEB . He is fast becoming known as the Nicholas Stern of Biodiversity.

He has been speaking at events around Australia where have been sold out - to listen to an environmental economist. Click on image aside to view events arranged for August 2011.

'Managing people's desire for things like food, energy, water and medicinal drugs in a way that reduces the impact on the planet's diversity is no mean task,' says Pavan.

'Indeed this is the greatest challenge that faces society today.'

What ever your opinion on climate change and the value of protecting biodiversity - and LACA believes government needs to protect biodiversity infrastructure ie a functioning connected system - Pavan presents a convincing argument that business as usual is not sustainable ie ecologically sustainable. The cost of actions to protect now far outweigh any costs to remediate or repair - if in fact it is humanly possible to do so? 

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