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Australian Museum (Wild Planet Gallery), 1 William St, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia

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Global Conversation Sydney

Can Economics Save the Environment?

An Alumni and supporters event
Date29 May 2017
Time18:00 to 20:00
PlaceAustralian Museum (Wild Planet Gallery), 1 William St, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia

Join this Global Conversation public lecture to hear from world-leading academics from the University of Exeter and guest speakers.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter,  Professor Sir Steve Smith, invites you to attend our Global Conversation entitled “Can Economics Save the Environment?” at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

Synopsis: Authorities from the United Nations Environment Programme to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to the Convention on Biological Diversity agree that conventional approaches to conserving many of the world’s vital natural resources are simply failing. Indeed there is strong evidence that in some respects the world may already have exceeded certain safe limits on our use of nature’s resources. However, many prominent figures, including the leaders of all the above organisations, argue that while it is global economic activity has created these problems, only by recognising the economic value of the natural environment can we hope to save its resources.

Professor Ian Bateman, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Exeter will demonstrate some of the latest research in this field, using a number of recent real world examples to illustrate how economics can reveal the value of the environment and incorporate it into both Government and business decisions.

Our guest presenter is Professor Kerrie Wilson, Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland.

Following the presentation there will be opportunity to pose questions during a panel Q&A.

There will be a networking opportunities over drinks and canapes.

How to book:  Please complete the online booking form. This event is free of charge to attend and you are welcome to bring a guest.

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