The Lomborg Challenge
Sept 5, 2011 The Lomborg Challenge
How can we innovate the price of green technologies?
Politicians are incentivised to announce emission targets and solar panel installations rather than commitments to scientific research. Bjørn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, argues that this means we are wasting large sums of money on reducing carbon emissions by only a few tonnes rather than preparing for a truly low carbon future. What are the stumbling blocks to this necessary investment? How can we encourage politicians to think differently? What incentives are necessary for business to invest dramatically higher amounts?