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17 Sep2014

How to Make the World’s Poor $500 Billion Richer

Published by

There is a way to make the poor of this world $500 billion better off, but this solution is rarely discussed. This matters, because the international community is gearing up to produce the next set of development goals for 2015-2030, to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals. $2.5 trillion in development aid plus unknown trillions from national budgets hang in the balance of these goals, so getting our priorities right is vital. Spending money on poorly chosen targets is a wasted opportunity to do much more good elsewhere.

19 Aug2014

The Trouble with Universal Education

Published by Project Syndicate

The UN has promised to achieve universal education since 1950, and currently contemplates this target for its 2015-30 development goals again. But with 60 million children still out of school, the international community should not simply postpone the same universal-education target until 2030. Instead, it is time to abandon this unrealistic goal in favor of an achievable, targeted, and cost-effective approach. New research for the Post-2015 Consensus shows that the best education target for the UN Sustainable Development Goals would be halving the proportion of kids not attending preschool...

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:...

12 Aug2014

Lomborg on smarter goals for the UN in media around the world

Subsequent to Bjorn Lomborg's article on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and New York Times ' reporting last month, media around the world have interviewed Lomborg on the Copenhagen Consensus Center's Post-2015 Consensus project. The newspapers of record in France and Norway, Le Monde and Aftenposten (on two full pages) both reported on Lomborg's efforts to prioritize global aid spending in the most cost-effective way. An interview with the world's fourth-largest news agency EFE is available both in Spanish (e.g. La Informacion ) and Catalan ( La Vanguardia ). Lomborg...

4 Aug2014

Fight poverty, reduce pollution

Published by China Daily

China's impressive economic development has led to terrible outdoor air pollution. At the same time however, indoor air pollution has declined substantially, and fewer people now die from air pollution in China because of less poverty and access to modern energy. Lomborg writes in China's biggest English-language publication China Daily (500k+ copies) that with increased wealth, China can afford to protect more nature and reduce pollution...

29 Jul2014

Bjorn Lomborg recently gave testimony to the US Senate

Current climate action is more costly than inaction, even if politicians were smart. Bjorn Lomborg recently gave testimony to the US Senate in regard to the economic and budgetary consequences of climate change.The cost of climate action is likely to cost at least twice as much as climate inaction in this century. Lomborg presented how green energy research could show a way out of this dilemma. Renowned climate scientist Prof. Judith Curry called the testimony "important, well worth reading and pondering." Read Lomborg's testimony or watch the full hearings on webcasts from the...

28 Jul2014

Better nutrition fosters economic development

Published by The Pontifical Academy of Sciences

An investment of $3bn annually in better nutrition could help 100 million children in developing countries to start their lives without stunted growth. And the benefits would be delivered an entire life-time. The Pontifical Academy of Sciences brings forward the top-ranked intervention from the latest Copenhagen Consensus by devoting the entire introduction chapter for Bread and Brain, Education and Poverty to it.

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...

25 Jul2014

Smart Aid for the World's Poor

Published by Wall Street Journal

In Wall Street Journal, Matt Ridley asks how rich countries can best help poor ones and identifies five goals with great bang for the buck based on the output from Post-2015 Consensus so far.

23 Jul2014

Copenhagen’s wind plan is little more than a costly vanity project

Published by The Australian

Copenhagen wants to be the world’s first CO2-neutral city by 2025. But this initiative, however wonderful it sounds, is little more than a costly vanity project. After all, the whole accounting exercise works only if others are still using coal and gas that Copenhagen’s unpredictable wind power can replace. If the city's unrealistic assumptions fall short, the financial losses for its inhabitants will be substantial. The article was published in newspapers around the world, e.g. Economic Times (India), The Korea Times or Periódico AM (Mexico)...