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Bjorn Lomborg

Wasting Food in a Hungry World

One-quarter of all food in the world is lost each year, owing to inefficient harvesting, inadequate storage, and wastage. Investing in better infrastructure to reduce post-harvest losses and more agricultural R&D could save 140 million from hunger.

Bjorn Lomborg's new column for Project Syndicate is available in nine languages and has been published around the world, including in The Guardian, World Economic Forum, Die Welt (Germany), Le Quotidien d'Oran (Algeria), Jornal de Negocios (Portugal) and La Nacion (Costa Rica).
 
In this new video, Lomborg elaborates on why investing in agricultural R&D to boost yields and reduce food prices is one of the smartest things the world should focus on:

What Pope Francis really should do to help the poor

Pope Francis’s much-vaunted Encyclical is rightly concerned with helping the world’s poorest. Climate change will have a bigger impact on poorer people. But the real question is which policies and investments would make the biggest difference for the most vulnerable.
In two articles for USA Today and Australia's highest circulating newspaper Herald Sun, Bjorn Lomborg explains that -- contrary to the Pope's position -- the solution to climate change must be technological. He argues that we should focus on the most effective investments to help the poor, including nutrition, contraception and freer trade. The articles were published around the globe, including in La Prensa (Nicaragua), La Tercera (Chile), La Tribune (France) and Berlingske (Denmark).

"Do much more good even if we will feel less virtuous"


In Ottawa recently, Bjorn Lomborg was interviewed by Canada's newspaper of record Globe and Mail about the Copenhagen Consensus work prioritizing the post-2015 development agenda.

He also talked to CBC's flagship current affairs show Power & Politics about the G7 pledge to decarbonize the global economy by 2100.

New project to focus on Bangladesh priorities 

Copenhagen Consensus has launched the Bangladesh Priorities project in cooperation with BRAC - a global leader in development. In interviews with the country's top newspapers The Daily Star and Prothom Alo, Lomborg discussed plans to engage Bangladeshis about the biggest challenges facing the country, and the upcoming cost-benefit analyses that will be conducted by top economists to help make Bangladesh more prosperous.
He also writes in Prothom Alo (in Bangla) about the smartest global targets for the next 15 years, together with the members of the Post-2015 Consensus Nobel Laureate Expert Panel.

Talking free trade, family planning and nutrition

In a video interview with Wall Street Journal, Bjorn Lomborg discusses the three global targets the Copenhagen Consensus Nobel Laureate Expert Panel ranked as most cost-effective until 2030, along with the targets from the UN's long wish-list that should not be prioritized.

One-third of world lack proper toilets


A report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF shows that large parts of the world still lack access to proper sanitation. Interviewed by Associated Press for an article published around the world, (e.g. in Washington Post), Lomborg points out that addressing sanitation and water woes could achieve between $3 and $6 worth of social good for every dollar invested, and potentially save around 350,000 people from premature deaths caused by infection and disease.

Recommended links:

Sustainable Development Goals are not fit for purpose, experts warn
EurActiv

A case for fewer targets to replace MDGs
The Star (Kenya)

Post MDGs - Experts Insist On Few, Effective Targets
Daily Trust (Nigeria)

Investing In Education Gives Greatest Benefits For Every Naira Spent
Daily Independent (Nigeria)

As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?
Biztech Africa

Better Stoves Can Reduce Indoor Pollution
Huffington Post

Push for improved sanitation
The Sun (Malaysia)

A Report Card for Humanity 1900-2050
The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

 "Wir können die zwei Grad niemals erreichen"
Die Welt (Germany)

„Nicht allen alles versprechen!“
brand eins (Germany)

Contra mujeres y niños
El Pais (Uruguay)


VERDENS SANDE TILSTAND
Blog for Berlingske (Denmark)

Skru ned for dommedagsretorikken

Miljøministeries centrale rapport nedskyder skifer-skræmmekampagner

Nye udviklingsmål er for vigtige til yoga

Reducer fattigdom og bekæmp klimaforandringer

Vedvarende støtte

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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