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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.

20 Dec2017

A Climate Cure Worse than the Disease

Published by Project Syndicate

Two years after the Paris climate agreement was signed, the French capital this month again attracted the world’s good and great, who gathered for President Emmanuel Macron’s One Planet Summit. In turns blasting US President Donald Trump for withdrawing from the Paris accord and telling each other that it remains on track, politicians formed a self-congratulatory huddle with celebrity campaigners and business leaders. We should treat such smug bonhomie with caution. Goodwill isn’t enough to stop climate change, and history is littered with well-meaning policies that turned out to be unhelpful...

12 Dec2017

Innovation needed to fight climate change

Published by China Daily

The follow-up meeting to the 2015 Paris climate accord on Dec 12 will be slightly less impressive than the original. Having dumped the Paris Agreement, US President Donald Trump is going to skip, and China and India are sending ministers instead of their leaders. But we will hear the same defiance coming from Paris as we have heard for the past two years: the Paris Agreement will continue, even without the US. That seems hardly the point, though. The Paris Agreement is supposed to respond to global warming-and its ability to do so has always been overstated. Despite claims it will keep...

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