From 1992 to 2014, economic capital per capita (wealth) doubled and human capital per capita (the set of skills acquired) increased by 13 per cent, while natural capital per capita (comprising soil, geology, air, water and all living organisms) declined by almost 40 per cent.
This is according to the Economics of Biodiversity report, commissioned by the UK government, which states that for decades mankind has been concerned only with achieving the highest possible standard of living from the point of view of the environment.
According to the report, humanity has for decades been concerned only with achieving the highest possible material standard of living, while degrading its most precious asset, nature. The authors of the report propose radical changes, including a new way of calculating the wealth of nations.
Here the official website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/final-report-the-economics-of-biodiversity-the-dasgupta-review
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