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Discussion: Natural Capital – Are Resources Scarce or Sustainable?

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest. Credit: Jorge.kike.medina

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest. Credit: Jorge.kike.medina

Hosted by The Council on Foreign Relations, this discussion on the topic of natural capital and its future.

Blake Clayton, Geoff Dabelko, and Greg Stone discuss natural capital accounting and valuing ecosystem services as key components in promoting sustainable natural resource management, while noting the role of technology in overcoming perceived natural resource scarcity. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.

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