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The Dasgupta Review: the economics of biodiversity

Emily McKenzie, Head of Evidence and Policy for the Economics of Biodiversity independent review team at HM Treasury, and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021 Paul Johnson

Speakers: Emily McKenzie, HM Treasury; Paul Johnson, Institute of Fiscal Studies

Schedule: 15 Jun 2021 11:45 - 12:20 BST

* Please note: There was a delay to the start of this recording and the first few minutes have been omitted.

 

Overview

The final report of the Dasgupta Review on the economics of biodiversity was published by HM Treasury in February.

In this session, ICAEW's Alison Ring will host a conversation on what the implementation of the review’s recommendations might look like if they were adopted, and what the practical implications would be for business.

The panel

  • Chair: Alison Ring OBE, ICAEW 
  • Paul Johnson OBE, Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies. 
  • Emily McKenzie, the Head of Evidence and Policy for the Dasgupta Review

The panel

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson CBE Director of the IFS

Paul has been Director of the IFS since January 2011. He is also visiting professor in the Department of Economics at University College London. He has worked and published extensively on the economics of public policy and was awarded a CBE for services to the social sciences and economics in 2018.

Emily McKenzie, Head of Evidence and Policy for the Economics of Biodiversity independent review team at HM Treasury, and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021
Emily McKenzie Head of Evidence and Policy, Economics of Biodiversity

Emily is Head of Evidence and Policy for the Economics of Biodiversity independent review team based at HM Treasury. Previously she worked on England’s new Environmental Land Management scheme at Defra and as Chief Adviser for Economics and Sustainability in WWF’s Global Science team. She is a member of ICAEW’s Sustainability Committee.

Alison Ring is ICAEW's Director, Public Sector and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021
Alison Ring FCA Director, Public Sector, ICAEW

Alison joined ICAEW in 2019 and leads ICAEW’s policy and technical work examining the public sector. After completing a law degree and qualifying with a medium-sized accountancy firm, she worked in practice for several years before joining HMRC in 1994. She spent 25 years there and ended her career as the Commissioners’ Advisory Accountant.

Insights Special
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The economics of biodiversity

What does the Dasgupta Review means for business and the profession? In 2019, the UK was the first major government to commission a review into the economics of declining biodiversity. ICAEW Insights speak to the team behind the review.

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