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1 Feb2018

Det mänskliga priset för dyrare el

Published by Svenska Dagbladet

När vi tänker på energifattigdom ser vi framför oss bristande belysning i världens sämst ställda länder där 1,1 miljarder människor fortfarande saknar el. Denna enorma utmaning, som kommer att tacklas på bred front när vi fortsätter att minska fattigdomen och hjälpa dem som saknar fast el att få kontakt med elnätet, drivs till stor del av fossila bränslen.

25 Jan2018

Planet-wide, inequality is plummeting

Published by The New York Post

Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming this week that there’s a global “inequality crisis,” but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years. The best data on this comes from Professor Branko Milanovic, formerly of the World Bank, now at City University of New York. His research shows that, mostly because of Asia’s incredible growth, global inequality has declined sharply for several decades, reducing so much that the world hasn’t been this equal for more than a century...

24 Jan2018

Is climate change to blame for world hunger?

Published by News Talk 4BC

Climate expert Bjorn Lomborg has called the UN out for this, pointing out the consequences of fighting global hunger with climate policy. “Hunger is a big problem, and for a long time, we have solved it. Mr Lomborg tells Chris Smith climate change policy and labelling world hunger as a result of climate change is the most costly and least effective way to help.

24 Jan2018

Die Energiewende trifft besonders die Armen

Published by Die Welt

Kälteres Wetter bedeutet höhere Energiekosten – und für viele Menschen eine Menge Stress. Die Energie-Armen werden in Diskussionen der Industrieländer über Klimapolitik meist vergessen, doch sie tragen eine ungerechte Last.

17 Jan2018

Tecnología contra la pobreza

Published by Listin Diario

Entre las opciones de gasto para los gobiernos de las naciones más pobres, poner en marcha la revolución tecnológica puede parecer al principio una prioridad menor. Si lo comparamos con la situación crítica de la infraestructura, la atención sanitaria o las escuelas, el acceso digital mejorado y la reducción del tiempo de espera para obtener certificados de nacimiento se sienten como lujos que deberían postergarse, o quizás dejarse a la iniciativa privada. Pero hay razones para reconsiderar esto.

17 Jan2018

Is Global Warming Making Us Hungrier?

Published by Project Syndicate

For more than a decade, annual data showed global hunger to be on the decline. But that has changed: According to the latest data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hunger affected 815 million people in 2016, 38 million more than 2015, and malnutrition is threatening millions. Research from my think tank, Copenhagen Consensus, has long helped to focus attention and resources on the most effective responses to malnutrition, both globally and in countries like Haiti and Bangladesh. Unfortunately, there are worrying signs that the global response may be headed...

16 Jan2018

Kronik: Unge stemmer i Bangladesh fremlægger deres støtteprioriteter

Published by Borsen

Hvis vi skal få mest muligt ud af pengene til udviklingsstøtte i Bangladesh, skal vi være opmærksomme på, hvordan lokalbefolkningen ser problemerne Bangladesh er et af de lande i verden, der er mest klimaudsatte. Ændringer i klimaet vil sandsynligvis...

8 Jan2018

Himmelen ramler ikke ned

Published by Ny Tid

Mennesker tiltrekkes av dårlige nyheter. Mediene reflekterer og former denne preferansen når de fôrer oss med elendighet og panikk. Lange, langsomme, positive trender når ikke frem til førstesidene eller samtalene ved kaffemaskinen. Så vi utvikler besynderlige misoppfatninger, og den fremste blant disse er ideen om at det meste går galt.

4 Jan2018

Climate-Change Policies Can Be Punishing for the Poor

Published by Wall Street Journal

Freezing temperatures in the U.S. Northeast have pushed up heating costs, creating serious stress for many Americans. Although the rich world’s energy poor are largely forgotten in discussions about climate policies, they bear an unfair burden for well-meaning proposals. That reality is being laid bare this icy winter as energy and electricity prices surge. When we think about energy poverty, we imagine a lack of light in the world’s worst-off nations, where more than one billion people still lack electricity. This is a huge challenge that the world can hope to address as it reduces poverty...

23 Dec2017

Tecnología contra la pobreza

Published by Milenio

Entre las opciones de gasto para los gobiernos de las naciones más pobres, poner en marcha la revolución tecnológica puede parecer al principio una prioridad menor. Si lo comparamos con la situación crítica de la infraestructura, la atención sanitaria o las escuelas, el acceso digital mejorado y la reducción del tiempo de espera para obtener certificados de nacimiento se sienten como lujos que deberían postergarse, o quizás dejarse a la iniciativa privada. Pero hay razones para reconsiderar esto.

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