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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.

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...

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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