‘A haunting loss’: Treasury launches Economics of Biodiversity review

The Treasury has kicked off a major review into the value of nature, aimed at assessing the economic benefits of biodiversity and the costs and risks linked to wildlife’s continuing decline.

Launching the review in a speech yesterday, exchequer secretary Simon Clarke lamented the “haunting loss” of wildlife and said the government needed to “get to grips with nature of value, and the value of nature”, adding that it is not possible to “manage what you do not measure”. 

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