Professor Ian Bateman, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute
Professor Ian Bateman will deliver a Global Conversation lecture in Sydney, Australia
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 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 Bateman 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.
Date: 19 April 2017