‘Nature’s Banker’ to speak at ‘Green Conversations’

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World Wildlife Fund [WWF] Guianas and Conservation International in partnership with the Government of Guyana, The University of Guyana and the United Nations Environment Programme have put their resources together spearhead a Public interaction.

Financial Expert Pavan Sukhdev

Titled “Green Conversations: Securing our future in a sustainable economy”, the forum set for the Pegasus Hotel from 17:00 hours today is one where attendees will be privileged to hear from world renowned Financial Expert Pavan Sukhdev.

Sukhdev is the President of WWF International.

A banker by training, Mr. Sukhdev is an environmental economist whose field of studies include the “Green Economy” and international finance. He is perhaps the world’s foremost proponent of this economic concept, and is referred to as nature’s banker — assessing the value of the Earth’s assets.

His work counts the global economic benefits of biodiversity by encouraging countries to develop and publish “Natural capital accounts” tracking the value of plants, animal, water and other “natural wealth” alongside traditional financial measures in the hope of changing how decisions are made.

“Our hope is also to have valued interactions and the sharing of ideas, and as Guyana gears itself for unprecedented growth and development, the environment is considered,” a statement from WWF said.

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