In March 2019, HM Treasury – the UK‘s economic and finance ministry – commissioned an Independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity with the following objectives: 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 simultaneously enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. As part of the consultation process with stakeholders in Africa, Stockholm Environment Institute joins Kenya’s National Treasury, the African Development Bank and Professor Dasgupta and his team to host this virtual meeting on 22nd July 2020.
The Review is led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta and supported by an Advisory Panel drawn from public policy, science, economics, finance and business. The Interim Report, published in April 2020, sets out the approach taken by the Review, including central economic and scientific concepts that will underpin the final report to be published in autumn 2020, ahead of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
This meeting will gather perspectives on the Interim Report from a range of stakeholder groups including ministries of finance and planning, academics, private sector, civil society organizations and media representatives. The final report seeks to provide direction on what we must do differently to enhance our collective wealth and well-being, and that of our descendants.
Time: 11:00 – 13:30 GMT [Nairobi 14:00 – 16:30 | London 12:00 – 14:30]
Moderated by Dr. Philip Osano, Ag. Director, Stockholm Environment Institute, Africa Centre
Introduction by Sandy Sheard, Deputy Director, Head of Economics of Biodiversity Review Team, Her Majesty’s Treasury, UK
Presentation on the “Dasgupta Review on Economics of Biodiversity: Interim Report”, Prof. Sir Partha Dasgupta
Moderated by Joe Ageyo, Royal Media Services, Kenya
Open Q&A session with the participants
Moderated by Sandy Sheard, Deputy Director, Head of Economics of Biodiversity Review Team, Her Majesty’s Treasury, UK
Statement by Hon. Ukur Yatani, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Kenya
Statement by Hon. Frances Gatare, CEO and Cabinet Secretary, Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board, Rwanda
Statement by Hon. Kemi Badenoch, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, UK
The Dasgupta Review Team
Closing statement by Mr. Peter Odhengo, Head, Climate Finance and Green Economy Unit, The National Treasury, Kenya
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