Pushpam Kumar, UK’s HM Treasury Review of the Economics of Biodiversity Provides a Compelling Framework for Action, The Solutions Journal, Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2020, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/uks-hm-treasury-review-economics-biodiversity-provides-compelling-framework-action/) Abstract: We all know the crisis brought by the pandemics of COVID-19 has shaken the world.  The loss of life and massive disruption in everyday work is too evident to be mentioned again. The global economy has been hit the hardest, bringing an economic depression in all sectors like the 1930s. Unemployment, poverty and inequality especially in a country like India affecting migrant workers, rural non -farm labourers, informal sectors are glaring.  But few are aware of the root cause of this problem. The disruption in ecosystems including illegal trading of wildlife and destruction of biodiversity are the main reasons behind this pandemic (though away from the public gaze and glare). Management of biodiversity and climate change are key to avoid such occurrences in the future. Various reports and assessments including Inter Governmental Science Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have suggested that we are losing biodiversity at an alarmingly high rate. The … Topics: