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9 Oct2018

Permettre aux filles de maîtriser leur destin

Published by Le Quotidien D' Oran

À la loterie de la vie, naître femme dans un pays pauvre vous expose à un double handicap. Dans les pays pauvres, le nombre de personnes pauvres est plus important chez les femmes que dans tout autre groupe démographique, et les femmes y sont aussi en moins bonne santé, ont plus difficilement accès à l’éducation, et ont plus de chance d’être victimes de violences. L’inégalité des sexes – résultant de la discrimination au travail et des inégalités de rémunération – coûte au monde l’équivalent exorbitant de 15,5 % du PIB global. En refusant aux femmes les possibilités de déployer leurs talents...

29 Sep2018

El panorama actual del desarrollo: un mundo mejor está aquí

Published by El Tiempo

Es muy fácil formarse la visión de que el mundo moderno se está desmoronando. Nos enfrentamos a una arremetida de negatividad: titulares alarmantes, hallazgos de investigación alarmantes y estadísticas miserables. De hecho, hay muchas cosas en el planeta por las que deberíamos estar preocupados. Pero fijarse en las historias de ‘terror’ significa que perdemos el panorama completo.

26 Sep2018

Global warming did not cause Hurricane Florence

Published by Fox Business Channel

Copenhagen Consensus Center President Bjorn Lomborg discusses how President Trump didn’t mention climate change during his speech at the United Nations and why global warming isn’t responsible for Hurricane Florence.

25 Sep2018

The Global Cost of Domestic Violence

Published by Project Syndicate

Domestic violence costs the world 25 times more than war and terrorism, according to research conducted by James Fearon of Stanford University and Anke Hoeffler of Oxford University on behalf of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. By looking at different kinds of violence, Fearon and Hoeffler find that the global costs of conflict – including the economic toll of deaths from wars and terrorism, refugee-related outlays, and general pecuniary damage – add up to around 0.2% of global GDP each year.

24 Sep2018

The moral and economic case for action to end tuberculosis

Published by The Globe and Mail

This week, heads of state will gather at the United Nations for their first-ever meeting dedicated to ending tuberculosis as a public-health threat. This is expected to result in the adoption of an ambitious political statement. This high-level attention is long overdue, but there is a compelling moral and economic case for this to be matched by resources, which are currently sorely lacking. Over the past two centuries, tuberculosis has caused far more deaths than smallpox, malaria, the plague, influenza, cholera and AIDS combined. This year, the toll from TB surpasses that of HIV/AIDS,...

20 Sep2018

Políticas inteligentes contra el cambio climático

Published by Milenio

Cuando una “solución” a un problema causa más daño que el problema, el diseño de políticas ha fallado. Este es el lugar en el que nos encontramos a menudo respecto al calentamiento global.

19 Sep2018

No, global warming isn’t causing worse hurricanes

Published by New York Post

It’s human nature to assign blame for catastrophic events. In medieval times, witches were blamed for weather woes. Trials and burnings increased when weather got worse. In hurricane season today, many find a scapegoat in global warming. Pundits tell us “ignoring the science of climate change will hurt us” (Kristina Ball at NBC) and a Washington Post editorial declares the Trump administration complicit. It’s a familiar drumbeat, recognizable from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Sandy. For years, Al Gore and others emphasized the need to connect extreme weather to climate change to encourage...

18 Sep2018

New evidence highlights huge gains from cheap policy: What Rajasthan and Andhra must do to curb child malnutrition

Published by Times of India

Proper early nutrition can spectacularly change the entire life trajectory of a child. We know from long-term studies that it promotes brain development, making the child do better in school, and much better later in life, affecting everything from the happiness of marriages to the quality of jobs, and up to 60% more earnings. The government has made significant progress in reducing child malnutrition, but with nearly half of all deaths of children aged under five mainly caused by poor diet, much still needs to be done.

12 Sep2018

Klimamål er tomme floskler – og ingen lever op til dem

Published by Kristeligt Dagblad

Mens politikere elsker retorik om at redde planeten, er der meget få, der er villige til rent faktisk at implementere politikker, der ville resultere i meningsfulde temperatursænkninger. Hvorfor? Fordi omkostningerne ved dette er høje, og fordelene er meget små

26 Aug2018

Lomborg: To scenarier for verdensmålene i 2030

Published by Mandag Morgen

De bæredygtige udviklingsmål har vakt stor begejstring, og med målene er der opstillet en ambitiøs vision for 2030. Men hvordan vil verden i virkeligheden se ud, når vi kommer til 2030? En ting, vi ved næsten med sikkerhed, er, at verden vil være meget mere velstående – ikke på grund af udviklingsmålene som sådan, men på grund af menneskets snilde og fremskridt.

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