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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Transitioning to a Nature-Centered Global Economy
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Washington, D.C. — In its role as the U.N. 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 demands far exceed the natural world’s capacity to supply the “goods and services” on which the world relies. As countries prepare to announce ambitious climate mitigation targets and bold adaptation actions next month at the COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the report calls for disrupting the incentives in 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 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.

Introductory remarks:
John Podesta, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Dame Karen Pierce, British Ambassador to the United States
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI)

In conversation:
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

Monday, Oct. 25, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

If you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #NatureCenteredEconomy or via email to [email protected].

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at [email protected].

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