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A GDP that does not integrate natural capital, does that make sense? – 2nd of June 2015

From the latest interview with Thomas Piketty in Reporterre.

“Public debt is a false problem. Not so long ago we already have known high public debts, reaching 200 % of GDP in 1945 and inflation has swept them away.

Today the financial capital and assets owned by merchants and households grow much more strongly than the public debt has ever increased.

However, if one increases of the temperature of the planet by 2°C disrupting the entire climate we have nothing at hand to solve the problem of the cost to the natural capital.

The real debt we have is the debt to our natural capital.”

De Tijd is also picking up on the natural capital concept – 28th of February 2015

logo de tijdEnd of February yet another article has been published on the value of nature.  Good to see the subject is receiving media coverage.  Here, De Tijd explains what Nature is doing for us. You can read the full article following this link : Artikel De Tijd – Hoe de natuur voor ons werk en wij tegenwerken

For even more examples we recommend Tony Juniper’s book : “What has nature ever done for us? How money really does grow on trees!”