Narrow win in favour of putting a price-tag on nature
Earthwatch Europe assembled a panel of expert speakers to debate the issue of Natural Capital - whether we should put a price tag on Nature in order to conserve it.
In a vibrant and passionate debate, speakers highlighted the pros and cons of assigning financial value to nature and its functions. A large audience at the Royal Geographical Society in London then voted to see which ‘side’ had convinced them and, by a very narrow margin, the win was recorded in favour of putting a price-tag on nature.
Watch a Highlight video of the debate.
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Speakers are BBC presenter and journalist Tom Heap, author and conservationist Tony Juniper, People Need Nature CEO Miles King, Professor Sian Sullivan and Dr Mike Hannis from Bath Spa University, Professor Georgina Mace from UCL and Professor Mark Huxham, lead Earthwatch scientist on our Kenyan Mangroves project.