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Bjorn Lomborg

Next-Generation Development

Over the next 15 years, some two billion children will be born, 90% in the poorest parts of the world. Providing these kids with better healthcare, nutrition and education would be one of the greatest achievements that humanity could make. Healthy, well-educated children grow into productive adults, capable of providing a better future for their own children, creating a virtuous circle.
    
Read Bjorn Lomborg's new column for Project Syndicateavailable in five languages and published around the world, including in outlets like Philippine Daily Inquirer, World Economic Forum and Los Tiempos.

Easier, cheaper, more effective


In an interview with Times of India, the world's largest English-language newspaper, Bjorn Lomborg discusses why India and global leaders should focus on development targets that promise the highest  social and environmental benefits for every rupee invested: "There are some things that are easier, cheaper, more effective to do. Let's do the smart things first."

What should Bangladesh focus on to achieve prosperity for its inhabitants? Education? Poverty reduction? Institutions? Copenhagen Consensus has gathered hundreds of ideas for research across 20 topics. In each of these areas over coming months, we will engage with top economists to conduct cost-benefit analysis, establishing exactly where we can do the most good with  limited resources, as Bjorn Lomborg writes in The Daily Star.

Electric cars still not a green solution


A new study shows on average electric cars do more bad than good. The study finds that electric cars are often more harmful to the environment than gasoline-powered ones.

The investments that would help Nigeria most


This year Bjorn Lomborg visited Nigeria to discuss with local politicians, journalists and students the smartest development goals for the next 15 years. In an op-ed for The Daily Trust, one of the country's largest newspapers, he explains why tuberculosis prevention, better nutrition and pre-school attendance should be at the top of Nigerian decision-makers' to-do-lists.

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About Bjorn Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus 

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world, and has repeatedly been named one of Foreign Policy’s top 100 public intellectuals.

He is the author of several best-selling books, an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School and regularly works with many of the world’s top economists, including seven Nobel Laureates. 
His think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus Center was ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s "Top 25 Environmental Think Tanks".

Lomborg is frequent commentator in print and broadcast media, for outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, CNN, FOX, and the BBC. His monthly column is published in 19 languages, in 30+ newspapers with more than 30 million readers globally.
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