Date: Jun 18, 2020

This webinar will be livecast from 11:30 a.m. IST.

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The idea that nature provides fundamental services to human societies is hardly new; yet the predominant development paradigm insists on neglecting the value of these services. In his paper Nilanjan Ghosh describes three cases in India to reiterate the case for assigning value to ecosystem services and incorporating these assessments in policymaking.


Kanchan Chopra, former Director and Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi

Madhu Verma, Chief Economist, World Resources Institute

Nilanjan Ghosh, Director, ORF Kolkata; author — Promoting a ‘GDP of the Poor’


Malancha Chakrabarty, Fellow, ORF


11:30 – 11:35 a.m. | Welcome remarks by chair | Malancha Chakrabarty

11:35 – 11:50 a.m. | Author’s presentation | Nilanjan Ghosh

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Panellist’s remarks | Madhu Verma

12:00 – 12:10 p.m. | Panellist’s remarks | Kanchan Chopra

12:10 – 12:25 p.m. | Moderated Q&A

12:25 – 12:30 p.m. | Closing remarks by chair