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Peter Burgess
Upcoming webinar: Building Back Better - Natural Capital Accounting for a Green Recovery Inbox SEEA-DESA Attachments 3:44 PM (7 hours ago) to SEEA-DESA Dear colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Building Back Better: Natural Capital Accounting for a Green Recovery, on 15 December at 9:30-10:30 AM EST (New York) time. This webinar, co-hosted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, brings together world-leading experts to discuss how natural capital accounting can help in the fight against climate change, biodiversity loss, and air pollution (responsible for over seven million deaths a year). Panelists will discuss the economic rationale for placing nature at the heart of the recovery from COVID-19, highlighting a global UN-led effort to develop new statistics that reveal, rather than conceal, the impacts and dependencies of economies on nature. The resulting System of Environmental Economic Accounts - Ecosystem Accounting is expected to be adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in 2021, providing high-quality, rigorous data on biodiversity, ecosystems and the environment-economy nexus. Confirmed speakers include: Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany Professor Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy and Co-Director, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge Elliott Harris, United Nations Chief Economist and Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs Bert Kroese, Deputy Director General, Statistics Netherlands and Chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting The event will be opened by Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the United Nations Statistics Division. and moderated by Monica Contestabile, Editor in Chief, Nature Sustainability. Attendees will gain a ‘first look’ into a series of landmark reports being launched for the webinar, and in the weeks to follow. These include: How Natural Capital Accounting Contributes to Integrated Policies for Sustainability and associated reports (United Nations, 2020); and Building Forward: Investments in a Resilient Recovery (Agarwala, et al 2020). The Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity (HM Treasury, 2020). Please register here: Kind regards, UNSD ... [Message clipped] View entire message Attachments area
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