Green and Prosperous Land

By Dieter Helm,

Book cover of Green and Prosperous Land: A Blueprint for Rescuing the British Countryside

Book description

'One of the most important books of the decade' Country Life

Finally, a practical, realistic plan to rescue, preserve and enhance nature.

News about Britain's wildlife and ecosystems tends to be grim. In Green and Prosperous Land, Oxford economist and Natural Capital Committee chair Dieter Helm shares his radical but…

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1 author picked Green and Prosperous Land as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Helm is an Oxford University economist, a wildlife enthusiast, and former chair of the UK’s Natural Capital Committee. He is an outsider inside the system.

Should we put an economic value on nature? If you worry about this then you must read this book.

If you know a bit more than Helm does about wildlife, as I think I do, then he trips now and again (but never falls flat on his face) whereas if you know less about economics than Helm does (as I certainly do) it is difficult to detect whether or not he gallops sure-footedly across the…

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