Cambridge Annual Public Policy Lecture 2021

Population: The Missing Factor in Climate and Biodiversity Policy with Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

This year's lecture, hosted by the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, was given by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta on Population: The Missing Factor in Climate and Biodiversity Policy.

Dr Cristina Peñasco, Lecturer in Public Policy, chairs the event with an introduction from Professor Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor for Public Policy.

Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor at the New College of the Humanities, London. His research interests have covered welfare and development economics; the economics of technological change; population, environmental, and resource economics; social capital; the theory of games; ecological economics, and the economics of malnutrition.

The Economics of Diversity: The Dasgupta Review published by HM Treasury, (Feb 2021) at last puts biodiversity at its core and brings economics and ecology together, so we can help save the natural world at what may be the last minute – and in doing so, save ourselves.

The Wealth Economy research project builds on this work to understand and measure the wide range of assets required for sustainable prosperity.