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Bjorn Lomborg

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14 May2015

The Honor of Being Mugged by Climate Censors

Published by Wall Street Journal

Opponents of free debate are celebrating. Last week, under pressure from some climate-change activists, the University of Western Australia canceled its contract to host a planned research center, Australia Consensus, intended to apply economic cost-benefit analysis to development projects—giving policy makers a tool to ensure their aid budgets are spent wisely. The new center in Perth was to be a collaboration with a think tank I run, Copenhagen Consensus, which for a decade has conducted similar research. Working with more than 100 economists, including seven Nobel laureates, we have...

7 May2015

Auch Entwicklungshilfe muss sich am Ende rechnen

Published by Die Welt

Über weite Teile des letzten Jahres hat die Ebola-Epidemie in Westafrika die Schlagzeilen bestimmt. Doch so verheerend sie war: Ihre weniger als 20.000 Todesopfer verblassen gegenüber denen von vermeidbaren Erkrankungen wie Aids, Tuberkulose und Malaria, die im Jahre 2013 zusammen mehr als drei Millionen Tote verursachten und insbesondere die Ärmsten trafen. Das müsste nicht sein; eine Bekämpfung dieser Krankheiten wäre sogar eine außergewöhnlich gute Investition.

5 May2015

World must aim at smart development goals

Published by China Daily

By September, the world's 193 governments will meet in New York and agree on a set of ambitious, global targets for 2030. Over the next 15 years these targets will direct the $2.5 trillion to be spent on development assistance, as well as countless trillions in national budgets.

3 May2015

Objetivos de desarrollo inteligentes

Published by Milenio

En septiembre, 193 gobiernos del mundo se reuniran en Nueva York y acordoran sobre un conjunto de objetivos ambicios mundiales para 2030.

27 Apr2015

The surprising problem that is the greatest environmental danger to women and children

Published by New York Times - Women in the World

The world’s greatest environmental threat disproportionately harms women and children, particularly in the developing world: it is indoor air pollution. The World Health Organization estimates that indoor pollution kills 4.3 million people a year, mainly because 2.8 billion people still use firewood, dung and coal for cooking and keeping warm, breathing polluted air inside their homes every day. Indoor air pollution from cooking and heating with open fires can cause harm equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day.

24 Apr2015

19 smarte utviklingsmål

Published by Bergens Tidende

I september vil verdens 193 regjeringer samles i New York og avtale en rekke ambisiøse, globale mål for 2030. De neste 15 årene vil disse målene styre fordelingen av 2500 milliarder dollar som brukes på utviklingsbistand, i tillegg til tusenvis av milliarder fra nasjonale budsjetter.

24 Apr2015

SDGs: How to achieve 'people, planet, prosperity' dollar by smartly

Published by The East African

By September, the world’s 193 governments will meet in New York and agree on a set of ambitious, global targets for 2030. Over the next 15 years these targets will direct the $2.5 trillion to be spent on development assistance, as well as countless trillions in national budgets.

24 Apr2015

Smart development goals: To get the biggest bang for every buck, paint a bull’s eye on 19 specific targets

Published by Times of India

By September, the world’s 193 governments will meet in New York and agree on a set of ambitious, global targets for 2030. Over the next 15 years these targets will direct the $2.5 trillion to be spent on development assistance, as well as countless trillions in national budgets.

24 Apr2015

Improve health service to prevent premature deaths

Published by The Economic Times

Last year, life expectancy on the planet reached 70, with 66 years in India. This is remarkable progress. In 1900, life expectancy was about 30. Compared to a century ago, each of us has now been granted more than two lifetimes. But there are still many health problems we could tackle better. The question is which we should focus on.

23 Apr2015

The Right Health Investments

Published by Project Syndicate

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has dominated headlines for much of the last year. But, as devastating as that outbreak has been, its death toll of less than 20,000 people is dwarfed by that of preventable diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, which together caused more than three million deaths in 2013, hitting the world’s poorest people the hardest. This need not be the case; indeed, addressing these diseases would be an extraordinarily good investment.

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