By Professor Anantha Duraiappah, Executive Director, International Human Dimension Programme(IHDP) On Global Environmental Change
[By invitation only]
Date: 25 April 2014
Venue: Kuala Lumpur
Professor Anantha Duraiappah is an experienced environmental economist whose work largely focuses on the equity of access and use of ecosystem services. Prof Duraiappah received his PhD in economics from the University of Texas in Austin, USA and currently holds a visiting professorship at Beijing Normal University, China. He has published widely and is presently an associate editor for ‘The Journal of Human Development and Capacity’. In his previous post as Chief of the Ecosystem Services and Economics Unit of UNEP, Prof Duraiappah was involved in the initiation of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and has since then played, a pivotal role in its approval process. He initiated the Inclusive Wealth Report and continues to successfully incorporate his expertise in fields related to the Green Economy, science-policy interaction, economics, development and ecosystem services into his work at IHDP.