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Nature Is Our Capital: Sir David Attenborough and Christine Lagarde

May 2, 2019

Sir David Attenborough and Christine Lagarde, at the 2019 IMF World-Bank Spring Meetings. When we damage nature we damage ourselves, says Attenborough. (IMF photo)

Nature and economic progress often have a conflicting relationship. In this podcast, lifelong champion of the natural world Sir David Attenborough joins IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde for a tête-à-tête on how economic growth and the economies of nature can work together to preserve life on earth. While the world's natural resources make life and industry possible, the demands of a growing economy are putting unsustainable pressures on our climate and vital ecosystems. In his broadcasting career spanning over six decades, Sir David Attenborough has connected people to the wonders of the natural world through visually stunning documentaries like The Blue Planet, and more recently Our Planet; the quintessential guide to the economy of nature. David Attenborough and Christine Lagarde met before a live audience during the IMF World-Bank Spring Meetings.

Sir David Attenborough is a broadcaster and natural historian and Christine Lagarde is IMF Managing Director.