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Dieter Helm in conversation with Kathy Willis 'Green and Prosperous Land'

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News about Britain's wildlife and ecosystems tends to be grim. In ‘Green and Prosperous Land', Dieter Helm, a member of the Department of Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and advisor to the government, shares a radical but tangible plan for positive change. This is not the pale shadow offered by the current government, but a bold generational plan, which assesses the environment as a whole, explains the necessity of protecting and enhancing our green spaces and offers a clear, economically viable strategy to put Britain on a greener path.

Join Dieter Helm in conversation with Kathy Willis, as he explores his recommendations on how we can rescue the British Countryside.

Dieter Helm CBE is an economist specialising in utilities, infrastructure, regulation and the environment, and concentrating on the energy, water, communications and transport sectors primarily in Britain and Europe. He is a Professor at the University of Oxford and Fellow of New College, Oxford. In December 2015, Dieter was reappointed as Independent Chair of the Natural Capital Committee, an independent advisory body to the UK Government which will take forward the implementation of the new 25-year Environment Plan. Dieter's recent books include 'Burn Out: The Endgame for Fossil Fuels', 'The Carbon crunch: Revised and Updated and Natural Capital': 'Valuing the Planet'.

During 2011, Dieter assisted the European Commission in preparing the Energy Roadmap 2050, serving both as a special advisor to the European Commissioner for Energy and as Chairman of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on the Roadmap. He also assisted the Polish government in their presidency of the European Union Council.

Kathy Willis CBE is Professor of Biodiversity in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford and Principle of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. From 2013-2018 Kathy was Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In 2016 she was appointed to the Natural Capital Committee. Kathy is the author of 100 scientific publications, including the landmark book 'The Evolution of Plants', alongside 'Plants: From Roots to Riches' which accompanied a BBC Radio 4 programme she presented and 'Botanicum', a stunningly curated guide to plant life.

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