20
Oct
2015

Public lecture | Natural capital: valuing the planet

Date:
20 October, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker:
Prof. Dieter Helm
Venue:
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London WC2A 3LJ

Grantham Research Institute and LSE Department of Geography and Environment public lecture by Prof. Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy and Fellow of New College, Oxford.

Introduced and chaired by Professor Giles Atkinson

Natural capital is what nature provides to us for free. Renewables – like species – keep on coming, provided we do not drive them towards extinction. Non-renewables – like oil and gas – can only be used once. Together, they are the foundation that ensures our survival and well-being, and the basis of all economic activity. In the face of the global, local, and national destruction of biodiversity and ecosystems, economist Dieter Helm offers a crucial set of strategies for establishing natural capital policy that is balanced, economically sustainable, and politically viable.

Professor Dieter Helm (@Dieter_Helm) is Professor of Energy Policy and Fellow of New College, Oxford.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEPlanet

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