Biodiversity, business and the Dasgupta Review 2021

Biodiversity, business and the Dasgupta Review 2021

What is the Dasgupta review and what do its findings reveal about the economics of biodiversity?

On 2 February 2021, HM Treasury published the final report of the Independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta first commissioned in 2019. The review sought to examine the link between biodiversity and economic growth at a time of record-breaking rates of biodiversity loss. The final report outlines a comprehensive economic framework for biodiversity and 'calls for changes in how we think, act and measure economic success to protect and enhance our prosperity and the natural world’.

In our latest News Analysis, Simon Colvin, partner at Weightmans LLP, discusses the final report, and provides answers to a number of questions on the report's background, the reasons why it was commissioned, the main points raised in the review, its potential impact on businesses and recommendations, and the reaction to the review from businesses and conservation groups. 

Read the full article here: The Economics of Biodiversity—the Dasgupta Review 2021.


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