The Dasgupta review: Supplementary notes on investment in conservation and restoration, family planning, and reproductive health

Publication date: 23 Jun 2021 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | External Author(s): Dasgupta, P | JEL Classification: Q28; Q51; Q56; P48; J10 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 256 | Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Three broad categories of transformative changes have been recommended in The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review (henceforth Review): (i) The need to address the imbalance between our demands on Nature and its supply. (ii) The need to change our measures of economic success. (iii) The need for institutional change. However, what the private citizen would like to find in the Review differs from what someone in a government department or an international agency or a private company seeks. These notes have been prompted by the many virtual meetings I have had since the Review’s launch and they further explore aspects of the Review’s recommendations.

Keyword tags: 
ecological economics
social capital
biosphere
socially-embedded preferences
fertility rates
family planning
externalities and rights