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Rethinking Finance and Economics for Biodiversity
Biodiversity loss, extreme weather, the damage humans are inflicting on the environment and human failure to address climate change are among the top ten risks listed by the 2021 WEF Global Risk Report. The current paradigm of economic growth with its associated overproduction and overconsumption of resources has severe negative impacts on the environment. It is necessary to rethink how we can ensure human well-being and prosperity while at the same time protecting the environment - our life support system.

In this event, panelists will discuss the various ways in which to rethink the economic paradigm that recognises biodiversity as the foundation of (economic) sustainability, human well-being and prosperity. How can the value of biodiversity be reflected in economic terms and what are new financial tools available to protect biodiversity?

Event Speakers:
- Ms. Akanksha Khatri, World Economic Forum
- Prof. Sir Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge
- Mr. Agustin Silvani, Conservation International
- Dr. Oliver Schelske, SwissRe
- Mr. Kostis Tselenis, Swiss Impact Office
- Dr. Laurence Wainwright, Smith School, University of Oxford
- Ms. Melina Sakiyama, Global Youth Biodiversity Network

May 13, 2021 05:30 PM in Zurich

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