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Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Monday 23 March 2015

1 Hour


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Economics researcher and government adviser Professor Cameron Hepburn looks at the economics and science of protecting the planet’s biodiversity, providing an overview of the issues and outlining some of the approaches that could be used to address this urgent problem. Hepburn, a professor of environmental economics and director, economics of sustainability, at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School, has co-edited a group of essays, Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity, that look at different policy solutions to the question of loss of biodiversity.

Hepburn is an expert in environmental, resource and energy economics. He is a member of the economics advisory group to the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and has also advised the governments of China, India and Australia. He is a founder of and investor in businesses in the clean energy sector.

Supported by Ian and Carol Sellars.