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What is the World Worth? Putting Nature on the Balance Sheet | Pavan Sukhdev

  • 03 Aug 2010
  • 05 Aug 2010
  • Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne

What is the World Worth? Putting Nature on the Balance Sheet | Pavan Sukhdev

Sydney – Tuesday 3 August 6:30pm The Sydney Opera House, Playhouse Theatre Tickets $25. Call t: 02 9250 7777 or book online.

Canberra – Wednesday 4 August,5pm. Australian National University - Molongolo Theatre, J G Crawford Building 132 Lennox Crossing 0200. This event is FREE. RSVP to henry.keenan@anu.edu.au

Melbourne – Thursday 5 August, 5:30pm. Melbourne University – Law Building (GM15 Theatre), 185 Pelham St Carlton. This event is FREE. Register here

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Pavan Sukhdev is project leader for the United Nations Environment Program's Green Economy Initiative, which aims to show that the greening of economies is not a burden on growth but rather a new engine for growth, employment, and the reduction of persistent poverty. He is also Study Leader for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study, hosted by UNEP with financial support from the European Commission. The study is making a compelling economic case for the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity. Pavan is also team leader for the upcoming Green Economy Report, a ground-breaking study being conducted as part of the Green Economy Initiative (GEI), which is using economic analyses and modeling approaches to demonstrate that investment in greening the economy can lead to future prosperity and job creation, while at the same time addressing social and environmental challenges.

Pavan is a renowned economist and a senior banker with Deutsche Bank with a strong background in finance, economics and science. As a career banker he founded and went on to chair Deutsche Bank's global markets centre in Mumbai, where he became instrumental in the evolution of India's currency, interest rate and derivatives markets from 1993-1998. Pavan has also held positions with Deutsche Bank as Head of Global Markets Finance for Asia-Pacific, and later Chief Operating Officer of the Bank's Global Emerging Markets Division, a leading and multiple award-winning markets division represented in over thirty countries across Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle-East and Africa. Pavan is currently on a two year sabbatical from Deutsche Bank, after being appointed by the EU Commission and Germany to lead the G8+5 report on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. He is fast becoming known as the Nicholas Stern of Biodiversity.

‘Managing people's desire for things like food, energy, water and medicinal drugs in away that reduces the impact on the planet's diversity is no mean task,' says Pavan. ‘Indeed this is the greatest challenge that faces society today.'

Pavan's pioneering work looks at how putting a value on nature could set the scene for a greener economy and greener investment. Pavan explores how our economy  can be part of the solution to the looming climate and resource crises we face.

This event is being held by The Centre for Policy Development with sponsorship from Qantas who are generously providing airfares for Pavan Sukhdev and The Sydney Opera House.

This event promises to offer insights for local policy development as we head to an election AND it will surely sell out. Tickets will be $25 and available from the Sydney Opera House from June 2nd

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