Can We Put a Price on Nature?
With the joint effort of the British Council and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), a debate concerning "Ecosystem economics - can we put a price on nature?" was put in progress.
This regional "Earth Debate" was linked via Skype in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan countries, Bangladesh, China and India. The debate was a part of a series of related debates held by the British Council in the UK from January through March 2012. It was organized in the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 20 to 22 June, 2012.
The debate concentrated on the sustainability of ecosystem economics, valuation of ecosystem services, to conserve the resources in the mountain regions and control the climate change.
24 February, ICIMOD headquarters, Khumaltar