IGP Director Prof Henrietta Moore appointed to Expert Advisory Panel of the landmark Dasgupta Review
18 September 2019
Founder and Director of the IGP, Professor Henrietta Moore, is appointed as an expert advisory panel member to the independent, global biodiversity Dasgupta Review
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Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, Professor Henrietta Moore, has been appointed to the expert panel of the Dasgupta Review, commissioned by HM Treasury, UK Government.
The Dasgupta Review is a landmark review into the economics of biodiversity, led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta. Sir David Attenborough has agreeed to be an Ambassador. The review aims to:
- assess the economic benefits of biodiversity globally
- assess the economic costs and risks of biodiversity loss
- and identify a range of actions that can enhance biodiversity while delivering economic prosperity
Professor Moore joins Inger Anderson (Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme), Professor Cosmas Ochieng (Director, African Development Bank), Lord Nicholas Stern (Professor Economics and Government, and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics), and Kate Wylie (Global Vice President of Sustainability, Mars) amongst a host of other distinguished advisory members.
The review was comissioned by HM Treasury in March 2019. It will report ahead of the UN's biodiversity conference (15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity) taking place in October 2020, in China.
Professor Henrietta Moore said:
Our prosperity today and that of future generations depends on safeguarding, managing and regenerating the natural resources and biodiversity of our planet. I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to this landmark review.