Moving beyond GDP in Asia

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The first ever high-level meeting to move beyond GDP in Asia is happening in Bangkok between from the 8th to the 10th October.

This international conference, run by the UNEP, SANDEE and UN ESCAP, aims to examine ways to calculate the value of nature for national accounting purposes and will include discussion on green accounting systems and different ways to put economic value on natural capital.

Sir Partha Dasgupta, keynote speak and Emeritus Professor at Cambridge University, will be joined by eighty delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, including academics and senior officials from statistics offices as well as planning and environment ministries attended the meeting. 

The workshop is an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) in collaboration with the Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) of the United Nations Environment and Development Programmes (UNDP-UNEP), the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity, the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Core Environment Programme, the Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia (EEPSEA), the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE), the United Nations Statistics Department (UNSD) and World Bank

For more information please contact Marta Baraibar

“Contemporary economic models give a misleading picture of the foundations of economic systems. They therefore point in the wrong direction to glimpse the economic possibilities of the future.”

Sir Partha Dasgupta
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