Written on 17 Jun 2019

The Times: How we measure the environment could change how the world works

Matthew Agarwala’s work on carbon accounting was featured by Times Economics Editor Philip Aldrick.

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The article explores the subject of measuring natural capital and its importance to our economies, making reference to Theresa May’s recent commitment to reaching net-zero by 2050, following advice from the Committee on Climate Change.

He writes:
“We value what we measure. It’s a truism that our focus tends to drift towards statistical evidence, never more so than in today’s data-heavy world. One of the reasons that mankind has been so rapacious with the planet’s natural resources is that we never accounted for them.”

Read his article in The Times online.