British academic, and ecological economist, based in Vienna, Clive Spash, was one of the few expert voices who openly and scathingly criticised the recent Dasgupta Review. The 600-page review by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was commissioned by the UK’s Treasury and published last year. It claims to create “a grammar for understanding our engagements with nature”. The Mint caught up with Spash to get his take on what its real purpose was and why it had been so well received by many environmentalists including David Attenborough.
See also the transcript of the conversation here.