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27 Feb2015

Hur man löser klimatproblemet

Published by SvD Opinion

FN:s klimattoppmöte i Lima åstadkom inte särskilt mycket, i likhet med alla tidigare möten de senaste 20 åren. Som Albert Einstein sade: ”galenskap är att upprepa samma sak om och om igen och förvänta sig olika resultat”.

24 Feb2015

Soluciones inteligentes en seguridad alimentaria

Published by El Universo

Casi una cuarta parte de todos los alimentos en el mundo se pierde cada año en la ruta desde la recolección hasta el almacenamiento de desperdicios en la cocina del consumidor. En América Latina, más del 25% de todos los alimentos se desperdicia. Si pudiéramos reducir a la mitad los residuos de América Latina, el continente podría alimentar a 100 millones de personas más.

22 Feb2015

Electric car benefits? Just myths

Published by USA Today

It is time to stop our green worship of the electric car. It costs us a fortune, cuts little CO2 and surprisingly kills almost twice the number of people compared with regular gasoline cars.

17 Feb2015

Acciones para mejor gobernabilidad

Published by La Prensa

El año pasado, la corrupción le costó al mundo más de un billón de dólares (1). Es decir, un billón de dólares que no podemos utilizar para obtener una mejor atención sanitaria, educación, alimentación y cuidado del medio ambiente. Un estudio demuestra que la corrupción en Honduras le cuesta a cada ciudadano 592 dólares al año. Y la corrupción es sólo una parte del problema de la mala gobernabilidad -muchos países son administrados de forma ineficaz, sin rendición de cuentas, sin transparencia, ni un Estado de Derecho (2).

1 Feb2015

The Alarming Thing About Climate Alarmism

Published by Wall Street Journal

We have to put the omni-present narrative that our climate is changing for the worse in perspective. While some indicators are indeed getting worse, the data shows that others are improving. But the prevalent alarmism in the climate debate prevents us from finding smart smart solutions, and most campaigners focus on very expensive but inefficient policies.

26 Jan2015

Fortalecer el sistema sanitario, una tarea impostergable

Published by Milenio

Deben canalizarse fondos hacia el personal más capacitado, más clínicas y más medicinas, para que sean empleados con la mayor eficacia posible en cada área y reducir la mortalidad general.

26 Jan2015

Strengthen Health Systems To Reduce Premature Deaths

Published by Time

Last year, life expectancy on the planet reached 70. This is remarkable progress — just 115 years ago in 1900, life expectancy was around 30. In Roman times, life expectancy was about 22 years. Compared to a century ago, each of us has now been granted more than two lifetimes

22 Jan2015

Good Governance: Well-Meaning Slogan Or Desirable Development Goal?

Published by Forbes

Corruption last year cost the world more than one trillion dollars. That is a trillion dollars we can’t use to get better health care, education, food and environment. And corruption is only part of the problem of poor governance – many countries are run ineffectively, lacking accountability, transparency and rule of law.

19 Jan2015

Ebola kills far fewer than Aids, TB and malaria. What should we prioritise?

Published by The Guardian

Ebola got most of the attention in 2014. It killed about 8,000 people. Meanwhile, over the same period of time about 3.6 million people died from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. The truth is that despite great progress in healthcare, much of the world is still blighted by preventable disease, with the poorest people suffering the most. The good news is that tackling these diseases turns out to be an extraordinary good investment. The Copenhagen Consen sus Center has just published new studies that show effective, clear strategies and targets that would dramatically reduce the burden...

16 Jan2015

Better stoves can reduce indoor pollution

Published by China Daily

Air quality has improved dramatically in rich countries over the past century. Yet air pollution is still a huge problem, especially in the developing world. It kills about 7 million people each year, accounting for one out of every eight deaths globally. But the most deadly air pollution comes from inside people's houses, because 2.8 billion people still use firewood, dung and coal for cooking and keeping warm, breathing polluted air inside their homes every day.

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