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In its role as the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) host and global climate leader, the United Kingdom commissioned an independent review of the economics of biodiversity. Published earlier this year, the Dasgupta Review found that humanity has collectively mismanaged its “global portfolio” of nature and that our demands far exceed the natural world’s capacity to supply the “goods and services” on which we rely. As countries prepare to announce ambitious climate mitigation targets and bold adaptation actions next month at the COP26 in Glasgow, the report calls for disrupting the incentives in our global economic and financial systems that drive overconsumption of natural ecosystems and make humans increasingly vulnerable to the destructive impacts of climate change.
Please join the Center for American Progress and the British Embassy for a virtual discussion with Dr. Jane Lubchenco of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, author of the Dasgupta Review. The distinguished panel will discuss how centering natural capital can help humans address climate change, stop the extinction crisis, and avert environmental disaster. The event will also discuss the current state of the climate, President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, and the newly introduced bipartisan Fostering Overseas Rule of Law and Environmentally Sound Trade (FOREST) Act.
We would love to hear your questions. Please submit any questions for our distinguished panel via email at CAPeventquestions@americanprogress.org or on Twitter using #NatureCenteredEconomy. Live captioning will be available on Zoom and on the YouTube livestream.
Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Deputy Director for Climate and Environment, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge