Dasgupta Review

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An independent review on the economics of biodiversity, commissioned by the UK government and produced by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from the University of Cambridge.

The review describes Nature as “our most precious asset” and finds that humanity has collectively mismanaged its “global portfolio”: our demands far exceed Nature’s capacity to supply “goods and services” we all rely on. The last few decades of human prosperity have taken a “devastating” ecological toll, and the review highlights recent estimates that suggest we would need 1.6 Earths to maintain humanity’s current way of life.

Links

Final Report - The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review (UK Government)
Dasgupta Review: Nature’s value must be at the heart of economics (University of Cambridge)