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4 Nov2019

Porque é que o planeamento familiar é um investimento inteligente

Published by Jornal de Negocios

Alcançar o acesso universal à contraceção melhoraria milhões de vidas e encaminharia as sociedades para uma prosperidade mais rápida. Com tanto em jogo, o mundo deve dedicar muito mais atenção e recursos a esse objetivo.

4 Nov2019

Det farlige ved dommedagsprofetier

Published by Ny Tid

Mange mennesker våkner opp hver dag og tenker at nå blir det bare verre. Det er ikke så rart, sett i lys av hvilke nyheter de bombarderes med fra aviser og tv. Men den dystre stemningen er et problem, for den nører opp under skrekkhistoriene om at klimaendringene vil ende i armageddon. I virkeligheten blir verden bedre, generelt sett. Den gjennomsnittlige levealderen er mer enn doblet siden år 1900 og er nå mer enn 70 år. Siden økningen har vært særlig markant blant de fattige, har helseforskjellene også minket. Vi er mer kunnskapsrike, det er mindre barnearbeid, og vi lever i en av...

3 Nov2019

Una visión contestataria: ‘Reducir emisión de CO2 es inviable’

Published by El Tiempo

A principios de este mes, el Parlamento británico declaró que el planeta enfrenta una “emergencia climática”; el Reino Unido es el primer país que emite una declaración en ese sentido, después de ciudades como Los Ángeles, Londres, Vancouver y Basilea.

23 Oct2019

Fertility control is an economic bonanza

Published by The Australian

Political crises, scandals and dysfunction dominate the global news agenda. Unsurprisingly, therefore, many people missed Britain’s announcement last month that it would spend £600m ($1.133bn) to provide 20 million more women and girls in the developing world with access to family planning. But the British government’s decision, based on research by the Copenhagen Consensus Centre that shows family planning is one of the smartest possible development investments, is a vitally important one. Hundreds of millions of women are unable to choose the number, timing and spacing of their children —...

23 Oct2019

Como as políticas climáticas prejudicam os pobres

Published by Jornal de Negocios

Neste momento, o mundo corre o sério risco de gastar recursos escassos em políticas climáticas que prejudicam mais do que ajudam as pessoas mais pobres.

23 Oct2019

La verdad del impacto de nuestras acciones

Published by El Comercio

Al ser cada vez más obvio que las respuestas políticas al calentamiento global, como el tratado de París, no están funcionando, los ambientalistas nos instan a considerar el impacto climático de nuestras acciones personales. Proponen no comer carne, no conducir un coche con motor de gasolina y no viajar en avión. Pero estas acciones individuales, además de no suponer una diferencia sustancial para nuestro planeta, desvían la atención de las soluciones que se necesitan.

21 Oct2019

Why Family Planning Is a Smart Investment

Published by Project Syndicate

Political crises, scandals, and dysfunction continue to dominate the global news agenda. Unsurprisingly, therefore, many people missed the United Kingdom’s announcement last month that it will spend £600 million ($779 million) to provide 20 million more women and girls in the developing world with access to family planning. But the UK government’s decision – based on research by the Copenhagen Consensus Center that shows family planning is one of the smartest possible development investments – is a vitally important one. Currently, hundreds of millions of women are unable to choose the number...

12 Oct2019

Climate change activists are focused on all the wrong solutions

Published by New York Post

As it is becoming obvious that political responses to global warming such as the Paris treaty are not working, environmentalists are urging us to consider the climate impact of our personal actions. Don’t eat meat, don’t drive a gasoline-powered car and don’t fly, they say. But these individual actions won’t make a substantial difference to our planet, and such demands divert attention away from the solutions that are needed. Even if all 4.5 billion flights this year were stopped from taking off, and the same happened every year until 2100, temperatures would be reduced by just 0.054 degrees...

11 Oct2019

The Limits Of ‘Leapfrogging’

Published by Forbes

Many western donors love the idea that instead of dirty, coal-fired power-plants, poor nations should ‘leapfrog’ straight to cleaner energy sources such as off-grid solar technology. The World Bank is at the forefront of these efforts, no longer funding coal energy projects. Off-grid solar projects begin with grand intentions, but too often end with recipients barely better off. We can see this in the small Pacific island nation of Fiji, where the government – advocates of strong global climate policy – teamed up with a Japanese technology company to deliver off-grid solar power.

4 Oct2019

Las políticas climáticas afectan a los pobres

Published by La Capital

En los últimos 25 años se ha logrado sacar de la pobreza a casi 1.200 millones de personas en todo el mundo, al mismo tiempo que la desnutrición y el riesgo de muerte por contaminación ambiental han disminuido. En conjunto, estos logros son prácticamente un milagro. Pero dos tendencias globales hoy amenazan con desacelerar el impulso en la reducción de la pobreza.

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