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6 Feb2018

Dicke Luft

Published by KfW

Wie lässt sich die Erderwärmung bekämpfen? Dr. Bjørn Lomborg, Autor von „Apocalypse No!”, und Dr. Jörg Zeuner, Chefvolkswirt der KfW Bankengruppe, diskutieren über den richtigen Umgang mit dem Klimawandel und eine effektive Entwicklungshilfe.

6 Feb2018

Celosvětová nerovnost v majetku a bohatství klesá

Published by Hospodarske noviny

Společnost Oxfam International, která bojuje proti chudobě, nedávno přitáhla značnou pozornost svým tvrzením, že začala celosvětová krize ve finanční a majetkové nerovnosti. Ale ve svém prohlášení vynechala docela důležitý bod, a to, že celosvětově je rozložení příjmů mnohem více vyvážené, než tomu bylo před 100 lety.

5 Feb2018

Trump's cuts to renewable energy put us on the ropes in the fight against climate change

Published by USA Today

News that the Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts to the Energy Department's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs has thus far generated less outrage than the White House’s abandonment of the Paris Climate Treaty, yet has the potential to be far more damaging to efforts to respond to climate change. According to documents obtained by the Washington Post, the White House is seeking to slash the budgets by 72% in fiscal year 2019, which would cut research in fuel efficient vehicles by 82%, bioenergy technologies by 82%, advanced manufacturing by 75%,...

2 Feb2018

Oxfam y una visión simplista de la desigualdad

Published by Los Tiempos

Al tratar de contarle al mundo sobre el lamentable estado de desigualdad imperante, la organización no gubernamental Oxfam ve solo algunos árboles mientras se pierde el bosque. Oxfam afirmó recientemente que existe una “crisis de desigualdad”, pero ignoró por completo un punto importante: que la distribución del ingreso es menos desigual en el mundo hoy, que en el siglo pasado.

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...

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