Pavan Sukhdev

Put a value on nature!

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Filmed Jan 2011 at TEDGlobal 2011
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Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste? Think of Pavan Sukhdev as nature's banker — assessing the value of the Earth's assets. Eye-opening charts will make you think differently about the cost of air, water, trees ...

Pavan Sukhdev
/ Environmental economist

A banker by training, Pavan Sukhdev runs the numbers on greening up — showing that green economies are an effective engine for creating jobs and creating wealth.  Full bio.

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