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4 Jun2017

Fracasó plan Kioto-París contra cambio climático

Published by Milenio (México)

Bjorn Lomborg a comentarios sobre el Tratado de París sobre Milenio (México). Explicó que las promesas del Tratado de París nunca fueron suficientes para acercarse a la meta de 2 ° C.

1 Jun2017

A path forward after the Paris climate agreement

Published by The Globe and Mail

Like the Kyoto Protocol before it, the drastically over-hyped Paris climate treaty has fallen victim to political and economic reality. Now that President Donald Trump has officially pulled the United States from the accord, it is time to declare the entire Kyoto-Paris approach to global warming dead and buried. Instead of scrapping over the treaty’s corpse, this is an opportunity to try a new, better and more efficient approach to solving global warming.

1 Jun2017

Donald Trump is right to reject the Paris climate change treaty: It's likely to be a costly failure

Published by The Telegraph

Hours before Donald Trump announced that the US would be quitting the Paris carbon-cutting treaty, UN Secretary General António Guterres took to the President's preferred medium, Twitter, to declare that climate action is “unstoppable”. The clear message, reinforced by leaders from the European Union and China, is that the rest of the world will continue with the Paris Treaty without US involvement. Their resolve is quickly going to smash into three incontrovertible truths.

29 May2017

The Nordic Initiative That The World Doesn't Want Or Need

Published by Forbes

The Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are meeting in Bergen, Norway, tomorrow to present a common approach on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unfortunately, the prime ministers have their priorities backward. Although it is initially being funded with just $11 million, the presence of all five prime ministers indicates the importance that Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden are giving the “Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges” initiative. This will promote “Nordic knowledge of green transition, gender equality at work and...

27 May2017

Could Paternity Leave Help Women Earn More?

Published by The Huffington Post

In Haiti, as in most nations, social distortions and inequalities make it harder for women to participate in the labor market as much as men. According to a study carried out by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Rights (MCFDF), women make up less than one-third of the formal sector. In addition to having less access to employment opportunities than men, women work in more precarious jobs and the income they generate remains lower. Women hold less than ten percent of management positions. How to tackle this problem is the topic of a new research paper by Mélissa Torchenaud, project analyst...

25 May2017

Nutrición temprana: imperativo moral y económico

Published by Infobae

Tanto los niños como los adultos necesitan una dieta de alta calidad, pero alimentar a los niños pequeños hace una gran diferencia para toda su vida. Los primeros mil días de la vida de un niño, desde la concepción hasta la edad de dos años, son vitales para un desarrollo adecuado. La desnutrición no sólo tiene efectos físicos, sino que también lleva a retrasos en el desarrollo de las habilidades cognitivas. Los niños con desnutrición no progresan tan bien en la escuela y esto tiene consecuencias para el resto de sus vidas.

24 May2017

A Menu of Options to Improve Public Services in Haiti

Published by The Huffington Post

Many proposals have been made in the past ten years to make Haiti’s public sector more effective. In spite of these efforts, public services remain in a critical state, illustrated by strikes, delays caused by red tape, and difficulties for citizens to do things like getting a passport, registering land, or clearing customs for imported goods. The improvement of public services continues to pose a challenge for Haiti. New research for Haiti Priorise, a research project that examines solutions to the nation’s biggest challenges, by economist Riphard Serent from Quisqueya University and the...

22 May2017

Le décret de Trump sur l'indépendance énergétique révèle l'impuissance de l'Accord de Paris

Published by La Tribune

Bien que Trump ait annulé le plan américain de réduction des émissions de carbone, les Etats-Unis restent dans le cadre de la COP21. Par Bjorn Lomborg, directeur du Copenhagen Consensus Center et professeur adjoint au Copenhagen Business School. En annulant les réglementations mises en place par Barack Obama sur les centrales électriques, le décret de Donald Trump supprime les mesures américaines pour réduire les émissions de carbone, et révèle dans la foulée la vacuité de l'Accord de Paris sur le climat.

19 May2017

Changing the Narrative About Haiti

Published by Project Syndicate

Prioritizing spending alternatives is difficult in every country. But it is especially challenging in Haiti, where, following years of fractious politics, a newly elected government is striving to expand the economy and improve wellbeing while confronting the lingering consequences of the massive 2010 earthquake. Every government has limited funds, but Haiti has an annual budget of just $2 billion, with foreign donors allocating another $1 billion. To put that number into context, the annual budgets of two countries with similar-size populations, the Czech Republic and Sweden, are $74 billion...

17 May2017

The Phenomenal Benefits of Improving Mother and Child Nutrition

Published by The Huffington Post

A tablet that costs less than 5 gourdes (or US$0.08) could end up saving more than 15,000 Haitian lives over the next 12 years, according to new research for Haiti Priorise. Haiti Priorise is a research project in which experts study the costs and effects of different approaches to solving Haitian challenges, from education and economic initiatives to environmental ones. Some of the highest returns on investment are those identified by Stephen Vosti of the University of California, Davis, and colleagues, in an examination of Haitian nutrition.

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