The MCCI hosted a working lunch session on Monday 19 February 2018 with Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, in the presence of the British High Commissioner, Ambassador Keith Allan. The working session regrouped high-level officials from the public and private sector. The event was themed "The relevance of GDP in measuring the wealth of nations".
Discussions focused on alternative measures of measuring the wealth of nations, including the sustainability of natural resources and its management. The impact of climate change, environmental and weather disruptions on the economy, especially in the case of small island developing states (SIDS) like Mauritius. The case for a global environment and carbon tax was further discussed, where Mauritius could be a champion of green economy.
From left to right: Mr. Azim Currimjee, President of the MCCI, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, and Ambassador Keith Allan, British High Commissioner.