— one of the key messages of the review by renowned Cambridge economist Sir Partha Dasgupta into biodiversity. The 600-page review was commissioned by the UK Treasury, the first time a national finance ministry has authorised a full assessment of the economic importance of nature. A similar Treasury-sponsored review in 2006, the Stern Report, is credited with transforming economic understanding of the climate crisis.
The UK government website offers the full 600 page report, a 103 page abbreviated report, and a 10 page summary of headline messages. Take your pick!