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23 May2012

Die Welt verbessern

Published by Die Welt

2012-05-23 75 Milliarden Dollar reichen, um große Menschheitsprobleme wie Unterernährung und Malaria bei Kindern zu beheben. Wenn alles so einfach ist, warum tun wir es nicht?

23 May2012

Las soluciones más inteligentes para salvar al mundo

Published by El Tiempo

2012-05-23 Si tuviera 75.000 millones de dólares para gastar en los próximos cuatro años y su objetivo fuera mejorar el bienestar de la humanidad, en especial, el mundo en desarrollo, ¿cómo le sacaría el máximo provecho a ese dinero? Esa pregunta la hice ante un pánel compuesto por cinco de los mejores economistas, incluidos cuatro galardonados con el Premio Nobel, durante el proyecto del Consenso de Copenhague del 2012. Se escogió a los miembros del pánel de acuerdo con sus conocimientos especializados en la definición de prioridades y por su habilidad para aplicar los principios...

21 May2012

The Smartest Ways to Save the World

Published by Project Syndicate

May 16, 2012By Bjorn Lomborg Project Syndicate COPENHAGEN – If you had $75 billion to spend over the next four years and your goal was to advance human welfare, especially in the developing world, how could you get the most value for your money? That is the question that I posed to a panel of five top economists, including four Nobel laureates, in the Copenhagen Consensus 2012 project. The panel members were chosen for their expertise in prioritization and their ability to use economic principles to compare policy choices.

20 May2012

Како да се спаси светот

Published by Utrinski

2012-05-20 Ако имате 75 милијарди долари да ги потрошите во текот на следните четири години, и вашата цел е да се унапредат благосостојбата на луѓето, особено во земјите во развој, како може најдобро да ги искористите своите пари? Тоа е прашањето што го поставив пред група од пет водечки економисти, вклучувајќи и четири добитници на Нобелова награда, на проектот Копенхаген Консензус 2012. Учесниците на панел-дискусијата беа избрани поради нивната стручност во утврдување на приоритетите и нивната способност да ги користат економските принципи за да се споредат политичките избори. (...)

16 May2012

How Better Nutrition for Children Helps Solve Two of the World’s Biggest Problems

Published by Slate

How Better Nutrition for Children Helps Solve Two of the World’s Biggest Problems A group of Nobel laureates analyze the cost-effectiveness of solutions to the world's biggest problems By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Monday, May 14, 2012, at 1:53 PM ET Over the past two weeks, I have challenged Slate readers to decide what priority to give competing ways to help the planet. We looked at 10 topics, from biodiversity to water and sanitation. In total, there were nearly 40 investment proposals, each with a cost and its own set of benefits.

14 May2012

Copenhagen Consensus Conference 2012: The Expert Panel Findings

Published by Copenhagen Consensus

The goal of Copenhagen Consensus 2012 was to set priorities among a series of proposals for confronting ten great global challenges. A panel of economic experts, comprising some of the world’s most distinguished economists, was invited to consider these issues. The ten challenge papers, commissioned from acknowledged authorities in each area of policy, included nearly 40 proposals for the panel’s consideration. During the conference the panel examined these proposals in detail. Each Challenge Paper was discussed at length with its principal author, and the experts met in private...

10 May2012

Slate: To Educate Children, We Have To Teach Their Parents

Published by Slate

To Educate Children, We Have To Teach Their Parents We can improve education in poor countries by showing parents the importance of schooling. By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 2:06 PM ET Over the past 50 years, remarkable progress has been made ensuring that children receive basic education. More than 60 percent of adults in low-income countries can read and write, whereas in 1962, just one-third were literate. Today, nearly nine in 10 children around the world complete primary school. Read it online Art BL 2012-05-10 Slate Education.pdf

9 May2012

Slate: War Is a Long, Messy Hell

Published by Slate

War Is a Long, Messy Hell And it’s more important than ever that we try to prevent it in the first place. By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 3:10 PM ET Without peace and stability, there are impediments to solving every other challenge that we have looked at in the Copenhagen Consensus 2012 series. Armed conflict is a major global problem that disproportionately affects the world’s poorest. Not a single low-income country afflicted by violence has achieved even one of the eight Millennium Development goals.

8 May2012

Slate: Can You Really Make Clouds Whiter and More Reflective?

Published by Slate

Can You Really Make Clouds Whiter and More Reflective? Scientists are getting there, and it might be the one of the best ways to fight climate change. By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Of all of the issues in the Copenhagen Consensus 2012 project, climate change is perhaps the most talked-about and charged. Although efforts to strike an international climate deal have come to naught, more newspaper space and celebrity attention has been devoted to this issue in the past decade than any other.

7 May2012

Slate: We Still Need to Save the Rain Forests

Published by Slate

We Still Need to Save the Rain Forests Biodiversity efforts are often targeted toward saving cute animals. But the real problem is disappearing forests, wetlands, and mangroves. By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Monday, May 7, 2012