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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.

1 Jun2017

US Poised to Quit Paris Climate Deal

Published by BBC

Bjorn Lomborg to comments on the Paris Treaty on BBC radio. He explained that the promises in the Paris Treaty were never enough to get anywhere near the 2°C target.

31 May2017

Bjorn Lomborg says Paris Agreement is a ‘Bad Deal’

Published by 2GB

Bjorn Lomborg to comments on the Paris Treaty on 2GB He explained that the promises in the Paris Treaty were never enough to get anywhere near the 2°C target.

31 May2017

Bjorn Lomborg: Trump pulling out of Paris climate agreement ‘could be blessing in disguise’

Published by Channel 4 News (UK)

Bjorn Lomborg to comments on the Paris Treaty on Channel 4 News (UK). He explained that the promises in the Paris Treaty were never enough to get anywhere near the 2°C target.

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...

26 May2017

The World, Energy, and Climate – Purdue Convocations Presidential Lecture Series

Published by Purdue Convocations

Bjorn Lomborg joined Purdue President Mitch Daniels in an hour long discussing the world, energy, and climate. The talk was part of Purdue Convocations presidential lecture series. Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations is among the oldest collegiate performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 30--40 performances of widely varying genres.

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.

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