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15 May2015

Deutschlands gescheiterte Klimapolitik

Published by Frankfurter Allgemeine

Die Erwartungen an die nächste Klimakonferenz in Paris im November sind wieder einmal groß, auch wenn es die einundzwanzigste ihrer Art ist und die letzten 20 Konferenzen so gut wie nichts erreicht haben. Tatsächlich ist es äußerst unwahrscheinlich, dass Paris, wie zuvor die Konferenzen in Lima, Warschau, Doha und so weiter, einen bedeutenden Fortschritt erzielen wird.

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.

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.

17 Apr2015

It’s time to stop subsidizing fossil fuels

Published by Globe and Mail

Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies is an obvious target for the world’s next development goals. The world spends $548 billion subsidizing fossil fuels, mostly in developing countries. A disproportionate share of the subsidies goes to the middle class and the rich – after all, they are the ones who can afford a car in poor countries. Now is the time to cut fossil fuel subsidies. Thanks to plummeting oil prices, it is easier to reduce the subsidies needed to guarantee regulated consumer prices, taking off public pressure against such reforms. Cutting fossil fuel subsidies will help the...

27 Mar2015

Earth Hour: Turn On the Lights, Celebrate Electricity

Published by LinkedIn

At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, people and public places across the globe will switch off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about the impact of energy use on climate change. Unfortunately, this Earth Hour event is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event. It does little for the climate in terms of reducing CO emissions and distracts us from the real problems and solutions — especially giving light to those in the darkness.

20 Mar2015

Cut $548 billion of fossil fuel subsidies to alleviate poverty: Lomborg

Published by ABC

Bjorn Lomborg first grabbed world attention in 1998 as 'the sceptical environmentalist', questioning global action on climate change. He's currently in Australia for his fourth visit, this time to talk about global poverty and development, more so than climate issues. In recent years, he's been an advocate for using cheap fossil fuels to alleviate poverty. But he now says abolishing $548 billion of global fossil fuel subsidies would be a 'smart' sustainable development goal for the United Nations to adopt later this year.

27 Feb2015

Hur man löser klimatproblemet

Published by Svenska Dagbladet

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”.

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