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Bjorn Lomborg at the United Nations
Bjorn Lomborg at the United Nations

Bjorn Lomborg visited New York to attend the 12th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals in conjunction with the Post-2015 Consensus project. He shared Copenhagen Consensus cost-benefit analysis on the UN's development targets with UN Ambassadors from France, Russia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Iceland, Malawi, Micronesia, Tonga, Palau, South Korea, Benin, and Sri Lanka. To find out more about the Post-2015 Consensus and Lomborg's visits to the UN, you can read his latest op-ed at Project Syndicate at the link below.

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Lomborg on Gates Notes
Lomborg on Gates Notes

Bjorn Lomborg is featured in two new videos on Gates Notes. In the pieces, Lomborg addresses the issue of energy poverty and argues that the world's poor need better access to cheap fuels, including fossil fuels. Gates states that "...we should be investing dramatically more money in R&D to make fossil fuels cleaner and make clean energy cheaper than any fossil fuel." Find the videos and commentary from Bill Gates at the link below.

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Lomborg speaks at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Lomborg speaks at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Bjorn Lomborg delivered a talk, entitled "Prioritizing Our Greatest Problems Versus Prioritizing Our Efforts to Find Solutions", to WPI on February 24. You can find information on the talk, as well as pictures from the appearance, at the link below.

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A new way to solve global problems
A new way to solve global problems

How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World? A Scorecard from 1900 - 2050 is the new book edited by Bjorn Lomborg and featuring research from some of the world's top economists. The new volume compares ten global problems on a comparative scale, calculating GDP losses for issues such as air pollution, malnutrition, gender inequality, and more.

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Cool it
Cool it

Cool It is a groundbreaking book that transforms the debate about global warming by offering a fresh perspective based on human needs as well as environmental concerns. Rather than starting with the most radical procedures, Lomborg argues that we should first focus our resources on more immediate concerns, such as fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS and assuring and maintaining a safe, fresh water supply-which can be addressed at a fraction of the cost and save millions of lives within our lifetime. He asks why the debate over climate change has stifled rational dialogue and killed meaningful dissent.

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17 Apr2014

Global Warming’s Upside-Down Narrative

Published by Project Syndicate

NEW YORK – When politicians around the world tell the story of global warming, they cast it as humanity’s greatest challenge. But they also promise that it is a challenge that they can meet at low cost, while improving the world in countless other ways. We now know that is nonsense...

20 Mar2014

India’s GM crop success

Published by National Post

2014-03-20 It's time to retire the myth that Bt cotton is to blame for farmer suicides in India. Opponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) claim that the proliferation of GM crops like Bt cotton has placed enormous financial strain on India’s smallholder farmers, driving them to...

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About Bjorn

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world. He is one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century according to Esquire magazine, and one of the 50 people who could save the planet according to the UK Guardian. Lomborg has repeatedly been named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers

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Lomborg at Gates Notes

Bjorn Lomborg is featured in two new videos on Gates Notes. In the pieces, Lomborg addresses the issue of energy poverty and argues that the world's poor need better access to cheap fuels, including fossil fuels. Gates states that "...we should be investing dramatically more money in R&D to make fossil fuels cleaner and make clean energy cheaper than any fossil fuel." Find the videos and commentary from Bill Gates at the link below.

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Bjorn Lomborg at the UN

Bjorn Lomborg visited the United Nations in New York to attend the 12th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals in conjunction with the Post-2015 Consensus project. He shared Copenhagen Consensus cost-benefit analysis on the UN's development targets with UN Ambassadors from France, Russia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Iceland, Malawi, Micronesia, Tonga, Palau, South Korea, Benin, and Sri Lanka. Find out more about this important project below.

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Lomborg presents to the Open Working Group at the UN

Bjorn Lomborg presented at the Sixth Session of the General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations on 13 December 2013. He addressed the need for smart targets in the setting of the Post-2015 development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals. Watch the entire video at the link below. Dr. Lomborg's address begins at 20 minutes.

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