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To save the environment, drop GDP as the principal economic indicator

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

-- 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 Review,  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. 

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