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The Economics of Biodiversity: Advisory Panel

Hm Treasury

September 19
10:39 2019

An expert Advisory Panel has been established to support the independent global review on The Economics of Biodiversity, led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta. The Panel held its inaugural meeting at HM Treasury on Monday 16 September.

The Advisory Panel, made up of leading individuals from public policy, science, economics, finance and business, will provide expert insight and challenge to support Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta deliver the Reviews objectives.

The Panel members are:

  • Inger Anderson - Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Juan Pablo Bonilla - Manager of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Sir Ian Cheshire - Chair, Barclays Bank UK PLC
  • Dominic Christian - Global Chairman for Reinsurance Solutions, Aon
  • Simon Clarke MP (Panel Chair) - Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
  • Sir Roger Gifford - Chair, Green Finance Taskforce
  • Professor Cameron Hepburn - Professor of Environmental Economics, Oxford Martin School
  • Professor Justin Lin - Director of New Structural Economics, National School of Development, Peking University
  • Professor Georgina Mace - Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems, University College London
  • Professor Henrietta Moore - Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and Chair in Culture, Philosophy and Design, University College London
  • Professor Cosmas Ochieng - Director, African Development Bank
  • Sonia Phippard* - Director General for Environment, Rural and Marine, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Dame Fiona Reynolds - Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University
  • Charles Roxburgh* - Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury
  • Lord Nicholas Stern - Professor Economics and Government, and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
  • Kristian Teleki - Director of Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Initiative
  • Professor Sir Robert Watson - Director of Strategic Development, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia
  • Kate Wylie - Global Vice President of Sustainability, Mars

*Ex Officio

In addition, Sir David Attenborough has agreed to act as an Ambassador for the Review.
Background

In Spring 2019, HM Treasury asked Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta to lead an independent global review on the Economics of Biodiversity. The Review will aim to (i) assess the economic benefits of biodiversity globally; (ii) assess the economic costs and risks of biodiversity loss; and (iii) identify a range of actions that can simultaneously enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity.

The Review will be based on a thorough consideration of robust, relevant, up-to-date evidence and a Call for Evidence was launched on 14 August 2019. The Call for Evidence will run until 6 November 2019. Responses to any, or all, of the questions can be sent to: biodiversityreview@hmtreasury.gov.uk.

The Review will report to the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, ahead of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Conv

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