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31 Oct2011

Voice of America article about RethinkHIV

Published by Voice of America

September 29, 2011 Rethinking HIV from an Economic Viewpoint Joe DeCapua Some of the world’s top economists have gotten together to take a new look at the HIV/AIDS epidemic and see whether money can be better spent. It’s called the RethinkHIV project and includes three Nobel Laureates. The Copenhagen Consensus Center and the Rush Foundation sponsored the panel of experts, which presented its findings Wednesday in Washington to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “It’s essentially a project to try to say, let’s spend money on HIV in the...

17 Oct2011

Lomborg op-ed: Making HIV/AIDS Investments Count

Published by Project Syndicate

Making HIV/AIDS Investments Count Bjørn Lomborg 2011-10-14 NEW YORK – It is dangerous to believe that the end of AIDS is in sight. Around 30 million people around the world live with HIV, and another 30 million are likely to become infected in the next decade if current trends persist. Funding from developed governments is dropping – a trend that must be reversed. But we also need to acknowledge that billions of dollars have been spent on well-meaning attempts to save lives, with an alarming lack of high-quality evaluation of how these investments have performed. (...)...

17 Oct2011

Lomborg op-ed: Making HIV/AIDS Investments Count

Published by Project Syndicate

Making HIV/AIDS Investments Count Bjørn Lomborg 2011-10-14 NEW YORK – It is dangerous to believe that the end of AIDS is in sight. Around 30 million people around the world live with HIV, and another 30 million are likely to become infected in the next decade if current trends persist. Funding from developed governments is dropping – a trend that must be reversed. But we also need to acknowledge that billions of dollars have been spent on well-meaning attempts to save lives, with an alarming lack of high-quality evaluation of how these investments have performed. (...)...

6 Oct2011

Article by Lomborg and Piot in the Wall Street Journal

Published by Wall Street Journal

OPINION SEPTEMBER 27, 2011. Rethinking the Fight Against AIDS With funding down, it is critical to identify those measures that achieve the most results for the money spent. BY BJØRN LOMBORG AND PETER PIOT After a decade of unprecedented increases in donor funding and a corresponding 17% decline world-wide in the number of new infections, the fight against HIV is losing momentum. UNAIDS reported a 10% drop in funding from 2009-10. The U.S. Congress is clamoring for further cuts to the foreign aid budget. European governments are reducing funding commitments in the wake of fiscal crises. And...

16 Sep2011

Lomborg's op-ed: Rethinking the Fight against HIV

Published by Project Syndicate

Rethinking the Fight against HIV Bjørn Lomborg 2011-09-15 COPENHAGEN – Thirty years ago, the world got its first inkling of impending catastrophe when five young gay men in Los Angeles were struck down by the illness that became known as HIV/AIDS. Today, the disease has a truly global impact, claiming 1.8 million lives annually – the equivalent of wiping out the population of Washington, DC, three times every year. (...)...

9 Sep2011

Lomborg named as one of 58 people who have changed our lives in 2011

Published by Psychologies

2011 Sept Psychologies Bjorn Lomborg, academic and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, for shaking up the climate change debate without ever denying the reality of man-made global warming. Nominated by Julian Baggini, philosopher and author of The Ego Trick.

5 Sep2011

The Lomborg Challenge

Published by Energy Opportunities

Sept 5, 2011 The Lomborg Challenge How can we innovate the price of green technologies? Politicians are incentivised to announce emission targets and solar panel installations rather than commitments to scientific research. Bjørn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, argues that this means we are wasting large sums of money on reducing carbon emissions by only a few tonnes rather than preparing for a truly low carbon future. What are the stumbling blocks to this necessary investment? How can we encourage politicians to think differently? What incentives are necessary for...

30 Aug2011

Saving The World With Reason

Published by Forbes

Interview with Bjørn Lomborg 2011 August, in Forbes Insider What was your inspiration behind the Copenhagen Consensus? Fundamentally, I feel we all want to do good in the world, but clearly we don’t spend a whole lot of money on doing good. One salient fact related to this point is that you can actually save an average African life for about $63 dollars a year. That’s less than what most of us probably spend on a pair of jeans! So I simply set out to ask, “If we don’t do everything we can to fix all of the world’s ills, shouldn’t we at least start talking...

18 Aug2011

Lomborg's op-ed: A Dim Light on Global Warming

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-08-12 Bjørn Lomborg COPENHAGEN – Amid a growing wave of concern about climate change, many countries – including Brazil, Australia, the United States, and the members of the European Union – passed laws in the 2000’s outlawing or severely restricting access to incandescent light bulbs. The intention was understandable: if everyone in the world exchanged most light bulbs for energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), we could save 3.5% of all electricity, or 1% of our CO2 emissions. (...)...

17 Aug2011

Transatlantyk Glocal Hero Award for Bjorn Lomborg

Published by Transatlantyk

Glocal Hero Award – for the person whose work has both a local and a global impact – will go to Bjørn Lomborg, named by The Guardian as “one of 50 people who can save the planet”. Bjørn Lomborg also made an appearance at the Polish premiere of Ondi Timoner’s “Cool It” on Saturday, August 6th at Multikino 51 at 5 P.M. The documentary focuses on the facts and myths regarding global warming, introduces the audience to the scientist behind the film, which is the main event of the Transatlantyk Eco section. Bjørn Lomborg took part in the debate about...

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