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17 Jun2015

Opinion Journal: Bang for the Development Buck

Published by Wall Street Journal

Copenhagen Consensus Center Director Bjorn Lomborg explains how the United Nations can set rational goals for its next antipoverty agenda.

20 Mar2015

Cut $548 billion of fossil fuel subsidies to alleviate poverty: Lomborg

Published by ABC

Bjorn Lomborg first grabbed world attention in 1998 as 'the sceptical environmentalist', questioning global action on climate change. He's currently in Australia for his fourth visit, this time to talk about global poverty and development, more so than climate issues. In recent years, he's been an advocate for using cheap fossil fuels to alleviate poverty. But he now says abolishing $548 billion of global fossil fuel subsidies would be a 'smart' sustainable development goal for the United Nations to adopt later this year.

7 Mar2015

'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. We have commissioned in-depth research and cost-benefit analyses on 22 diverse topics of development, ranging from education to gender and energy...

2 Oct2014

Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Published by Freakonomics podcast

"Here’s $2.5 trillion. You have 15 years to spend it. How do you distribute this money in a way that will achieve the most good for the world?" Bjorn Lomborg just did a podcast with Freakonomics on his think tank's "Post-2015" project on the Sustainable Development Goals. It is the podcast for the #1 selling Freakonomics book, a #1-ranked podcast, with more than 5 million monthly downloads. One of the comments the listeners left reads: "FASCINATING Freakonomics podcast this week. With so much bad news lately, it was heartening to hear that people are spending so much time and effort to fix...

22 Sep2014

Forecasts: Hopes and Fears About Climate Change

Published by New York Times

New York Times recently interviewed Lomborg (among two dozen scientists, authors, and world and national figures) about two questions: What is your greatest worry about climate change? What gives you hope? Here's his answer: Global warming is real and a problem, but we need better, more effective solutions. What troubles me most is that we keep focusing on making old-fashioned promises to cut CO2 [even though] these promises have failed to curb emissions rises for more than 20 years. Why don’t they work? Because cheap power is the foundation for economic growth. There is an almost one-to-one...

14 Aug2014

Lomborg interview in Lifestyles magazine

Published by Lifestyles Magazine

The Green Monster - Bjorn Lomborg on the biggest environmental problem in the world. (Hint: It's not climate change.) Written by Kimberly Greene From LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE - SUMMER 2014 Download the entire article at the link below:...

27 Jul2014

Bjorn Lomborg Interviewed on The Roy Green Show

Published by The Roy Green Show

Bjorn Lomborg (Cool It!) is one of the most listened to, talked about voices on the issue of Global Warming. Dr. Lomborg joins the show today to speak to what he believes the solution to dealing with Global Warming is … and it isn’t carbon taxes in Dr. Lomborg’s view...

6 Jul2014

El cambio climático no es el fin del mundo

Published by Expreso

El ambientalista e investigador danés dialogó con Diario EXPRESO, en exclusiva para Ecuador, sobre los desafíos del mundo a la hora de cumplir los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio y sobre los intereses económicos que condicionan la lucha a favor y en contra del calentamiento global.

26 Jun2014

Global denken, lokal bauen: Lomborg interview

Published by SWR Fernsehen

Global denken, lokal bauen Michael Hänel, Do, 26.6.2014 "Grüne Energietechnologie sei viel zu teuer, um international Akzeptanz zu finden, sagen Kritiker und fordern Grundlagenforschung. Ein deutscher Windradbauer macht vor, dass es auch anders geht. Seine Anlagen für windarme Regionen sind weltweit gefragt. Die bisherige Klimapolitik sei wirkungslos, sagt der dänische Statistiker Bjørn Lomborg..."...

13 Jun2014

Lomborg: Øko-optimistens natursyn

Published by DR1 Danish Radio

Bjørn Lomborg har vakt furore ved sin ukuelige optimisme på miljøets vegne. Natursyn tager en samtale med ham om hans verdensbillede i almindelighed og hans natursyn i særdeleshed.