Technical director Carlos Abrahams recently visited the House of Lords
for the presentation of the 2011 Institute of Ecology and Environmental
Management Medal to Mr Pavan Sukhdev.

Pavan is a global authority on Environmental Economics, was  Project Leader for UNEP’s ‘Green Economy’ initiative and  appointed as Study Leader for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study. This work was jointly instigated by the IUCN, the United Nations Development Programme and the European Commission DG Environment. It was heralded as doing for nature conservation what the IPCC report had achieved in raising economic awareness of climate change.

You can find out more at www.teebweb.org.

The meeting was also a good opportunity to catch up with a number of old friends and colleagues and enjoy the view from the Houses of Parliament riverside terrace across the Thames towards the South Bank (see photo).