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The Price of Biodiversity
Published by Project Syndicate
Biodiversity - the species we share our planet with - is under pressure. Post-2015 Consensus research finds that a global target to prevent the loss of coral reefs will gives at least $24 of environmental benefits per dollar spent. Likewise, reducing the current loss of forests by half would likely do about $10 of good for each dollar spent. However, increasing protected areas, because it is very costly but only somewhat helpful, is likely to do less than $1 of good per dollar spent.
Danish economist warns Bangladesh about ‘climate politics’ Danish economist warns Bangladesh about ‘climate politics’
Published by Bdnews24
bdnews24.com recently met Lomborg, whose maverick 'cost benefit analysis’ indicates it is a long way before those wind turbines on the coast start producing power. On the sidelines of the ‘Post 2015 Consensus Journalist Seminar’ held in Dhaka on Mar 9, he cautioned Bangladesh about what he saw as the pitfalls of global climate politics.
'We should save ten people before we save one person'
Published by The Daily Star
Bjorn Lomberg (BL): The UN, with its 2015-2030 process, is going to set the global goals for the next 15 years in September, following the success of the Millennium Development Goals. Since these could end up determining a large part of the period's $2.5 trillion development aid, it is important we pick targets more effectively. The Copenhagen Consensus has engaged in a project to determine which targets will deliver the most good per dollar spent.
The spread of western disease: 'The poor are dying more and more like the rich'
Published by The Guardian
In rich countries, the biggest killers are strokes, heart attacks and cancer, accounting for more than two-thirds of all deaths. But for the poorer world, people often assume that infectious diseases like diarrhea, tuberculosis, Aids, malaria, measles and tetanus are the biggest killers. That is no longer true. While they are still substantial threats, broader availability of medication and vaccines along with higher living standards has caused such communicable diseases to drop dramatically to below 9 million deaths each year.
Making investment in water & sanitation not just has moral case but economic as wel
Published by Economic Times
What targets should the world set for water and sanitation? 2.5 billion people – almost half the developing world – lack a basic latrine and 1 billion have to resort to what is politely known as open defecation. In India, almost 600 million have to defecate in the open. This large problem was also addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who, in his last Independence Day speech, stated the government was targeting sanitation for all in 10 years.
Soluciones inteligentes en seguridad alimentaria
Published by El Universo
Casi una cuarta parte de todos los alimentos en el mundo se pierde cada año en la ruta desde la recolección hasta el almacenamiento de desperdicios en la cocina del consumidor. En América Latina, más del 25% de todos los alimentos se desperdicia. Si pudiéramos reducir a la mitad los residuos de América Latina, el continente podría alimentar a 100 millones de personas más.