Biodiversity loss and business

Wednesday 8 October 2014
8.20 - 2.00pm

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Valuing natural capital in an era of environmental crisis

Humans are having an extraordinary impact on the life of the planet with species extinction rates now 100-1000 times the background rate. From a largely local phenomenon of habitat-loss and over-exploitation, biodiversity decline has now become systemic, driven by our increasingly globalized economy, expanding consumerism and accelerating climatic change. Indeed, many scientists believe we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event in the Earth’s history, and that the impacts on biodiversity, our life support system, will accelerate over the next century.

Speakers for the event include:
– Professor Stephen Williams (James Cook University);
– Professor Steve Elliot (The University of Sydney Business School);
– Dr Lauren Rickards (The University of Melbourne);
– Dr Joshua Bishop (WWF)
– Andrew Petersen (CEO, Sustainable Business Australia)

For more information contact Michelle St.Anne.