Posted on 25 February 2021
We will not reverse nature-loss if we don’t create a permanent space to continue developing the narrative that connects the economy and nature.
(25 February 2021) – The idea of a Global Commission on the Economy and Nature was given a huge boost today when Colombian President Ivan Duque voiced his support.
He made the comments at an event with Professor Partha Dasgupta, lead author of the on the recently published Dasgupta Review, an independent, global review on the Economics of Biodiversity, commissioned by the UK Government.
Responding to the news, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF Global Lead Climate & Energy said: "Colombian President Duque today voiced his support for the establishment of a Global Commission on the Economy and Nature. This is great news because this year, the world will make ambitious commitments on nature.
“But we will not reverse nature-loss if we don’t create a permanent space – at global, regional and national levels - to continue developing the narrative that connects the economy and nature.”
WWF-UK is also advocating for this, indicating in their response to the Dasgupta Review that the UK government should voice their support for this concept at the G7 Leader’s Summit which they are hosting in June.
Notes to Editors
· The Dasgupta Review was commissioned by the UK Government in 2019 and published on 2 February this year. It was led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge.
· The headline messages from the report are here.
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