|What:||Sub-Saharan Africa Dialogue – Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity|
|Who:||Kenya’s National Treasury, African Development Bank, Stockholm Environment Institute|
|When:||Wednesday 22 July 2020 |
Abidjan 11:00-13:30 | Nairobi 14:00-16:30 | London 12:00-14:30
In March 2019, the United Kingdom’s economic and finance ministry commissioned an independent review of the economics of biodiversity with the following objectives: to assess the economic benefits of biodiversity globally, the economic costs and risks of biodiversity loss, and identify a range of actions that can enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. The review is led by Professor Partha Dasgupta (Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge) and is supported by an advisory panel drawn from public policy, science, economics, finance and business.
As part of the consultation process with African stakeholders, the African Development Bank, Kenya’s National Treasury, the Stockholm Environment Institute and Professor Dasgupta and his team will host a virtual dialogue on 22 July 2020.
The dialogue will serve as a launchpad for an ongoing discussion of opportunities to implement the final report’s recommendations, including discussion of next steps following the review’s publication later in 2020.
The session will include statements by the United Kingdom’s Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Kenya’s National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Rwanda’s Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, and Botswana’s Minister for Finance and Economic Development. Following the statements, Professor Dasgupta will present the interim report.
Some sessions will involve government representatives, and other key stakeholder groups, including academic researchers and representatives of the private sector, UN agencies, and conservation NGOs.
The webinar is by invitation only and will be held in English.