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Coalition takes part in live Earth Debate on 'Beyond GDP'

By GEC · 22nd February, 2012
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In response the Coalition's focus on Measuring What Matters (one of our five themes of change) we were asked to take part in a live discussion at the Natural History Museum, hosted by the BBC environment correspondent, Richard Black, to discuss the role of 'beyond GDP' metrics for catalysing a global transition to a green economy. 

Emily Benson, Project Manager for the Coalition, took part in the panel with:

  • Hannah Ryder, a senior UK government economist in the Department for International Development advising on low-carbon and climate-resilient economic growth in developing countries
  • Andrew Simms, author and Fellow of the New Economics Foundation
  • Paul Simpson, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Disclosure Project

It was a fascinating discussion, expertly hosted by Richard Black, and beautifully coordinated by Stakeholder Forum and the Natural History Museum. 

The Earth Debates is an excellent series of themed debates which  tackle key issues at the heart of the green economy agenda. Do check out the videos for the two debates on 'Beyond GDP' and 'Putting a Price on Nature' and sign up to the upcoming debates:

  • Green cities in a green economy – how to pioneer a sustainable transition? 14 March, 2012
  • Food security – how do we feed 9 billion people in 2050? 11 April, 2012

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