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GES Conference: the Economics of Natural Capital

Date
Tue 14 Jul 2015
Time
10:00 am
Venue
HM Treasury, London
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Cameron will be speaking on ‘natural capital, economic growth and wealth’ at the GES conference.

This mini-conference will discuss the key economic issues relating to natural capital (the elements of the natural environment which provide valuable goods and services to people such as clean air, clean water, food and recreation), including how we value it, account for it at both a national and corporate level, and its contribution to national wealth.

The mini-conference follows the publication of the Natural Capital Committee’s final report to Government in January 2015 ( www.naturalcapitalcommittee.org ) which provided advice on these issues.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Dieter Helm (University of Oxford) on a comprehensive natural capital policy framework.
  • Professor Georgina Mace (University College London) on identifying natural capital at greatest risk.
  • Professor Colin Mayer (University of Oxford) on valuing natural capital in corporate and national accounting.
  • Professor Cameron Hepburn (University of Oxford & London School of Economics) on natural capital, economic growth and wealth.

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