San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
UCL ISR PUBLIC LECTURE
'Natural Capital – Valuing the Planet'
With guest speaker
Prof Dieter Helm CBE, University of Oxford
Alongside global warming, the destruction of the world’s biodiversity and natural capital threatens to undermine economic growth. Another 3 billion people and a world economy some 16 times bigger by 2100 threatens environmental destruction on a scale which would make the twentieth century look positively benign. On current policies, natural capital - those assets nature gives us for free - will be massively depleted and undermine economies. To put growth on a sustainable basis requires that natural assets are taken seriously - in national and corporate accounts, on balance sheets, and by providing compensation for damage, pollution taxes and a nature fund. This lecture sets out how to do this, how to start restoring natural capital, and why it is necessary for sustainable economic growth.
About the speaker:
Dieter Helm 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, a Fellow of New College, Oxford, and a Professorial Research Fellow of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He was Independent Chair of the Natural Capital Committee from 2012- September 2015 and his latest book Natural Capital - Valuing the planet was published in 2015 by Yale University Press.
We expect this event to be extremely popular, and places will be on a first come first served basis. If you are no longer able to attend please inform us as soon as possible so we can reallocate your ticket.
The presentation will promptly start at 5.45pm, please make sure you arrive on time.
When & Where
UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources was established as an academic department in 2011. It is a cross-disciplinary institute set up to carry out research, teaching and enterprise work in the research theme of sustainable use of resources and the environment and to bring together capabilities from across UCL. In 2012 we were re-located within the Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, and have developed a close relationship with UCL-Energy, with which we undertake joint projects, and share research tools and approaches.