The reaction to the Dasgupta Review of The Economics of Biodiversity gives some real food for thought ahead of our Scottish Highlands Renewable Energy Conference (SHREC) next week.
Among them Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action & Finance and former Governor of the Bank of England, said: "Ecosystems that have more diverse natural assets are more productive, resilient and adaptable. Just as diversity within a financial portfolio reduces risk and uncertainty, greater biodiversity reduces risks and uncertainty within a portfolio of natural assets. As we awaken to the importance of natural capital, we need to place greater value on sustainability and biodiversity – the precondition to solving the twin crises of biodiversity and climate.”
This year's SHREC, which focuses on climate change, has a session dedicated to the sustainable use of Scotland's natural capital in the company of our Head of Rural Graeme Nisbet, Robbie Kernahan of NatureScot and Jo Ellis of Forestry & Land Scotland.
There is still time to sign up for the free event here: SHREC 2021 | Harper Macleod LLP