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  • Published on: 22 Feb 2012
  • Submitted by: Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future
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Earth Debates: Beyond GDP
While GDP remains the most important measure for international financing, alternative measures, which take into account natural and social capital, are needed to incentivise investment in a green economy. This raises some key questions: Do alternative measurements of progress exist? Why will measuring things differently lead to changes in what we do?

The Panel

·Emily Benson, a project manager for the Green Economy Coalition
·Hannah Ryder, a senior economist for DFID 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

Take part in the debate

Your questions and comments will form an important part of the debate. Visit the Earth Debates website to share your thoughts and propose questions for the debate.

Watch the debate

The Earth Debate will be webcast live on 22 February at 19:00 GMT. Watch the live debate online here:

About the Earth Debates

The Natural History Museum, Stakeholder Forum and The British Council launched the Earth Debates series to drive momentum and contribute to discussions surrounding the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20, happening in Brazil 20-22 June 2012.

Below you can watch the first Earth Debate on Ecosystem Economics ? can we put a price on nature?
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