Biography

Pushpam Kumar is Chief Environmental Economist and Senior Economic Advisor, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He leads work on Response to COVID19, Pollution and Human Capital, Nature Based Solutions, Inclusive Wealth, Sustainable Development Goals and Nature- Human Development Nexus. He has been instrumental in designing, implementing and providing leadership to the operationalization of concept -Natural Capital and its mainstreaming into development design and policy.

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Key Concepts High input farming systems practiced around the world since 1960s have resulted in increase in productivity but have resulted in decline of biodiversity, ecosystem services and natural resources. Ecosystem services concept is appropriate to understand various trade-offs between agriculture and the environment. There is need to …

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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 […]

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