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Praise for the Copenhagen Consensus 2004-2013: 'I have served on four Copenhagen Consensus committees of experts since 2004. All involved hard choices among attractive alternatives to meet crucial objectives for development and health. And the reason I keep serving? I learn so much.' Thomas C. Schelling, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Maryland, and Nobel Laureate in Economics
Praise for the Copenhagen Consensus 2004-2013: 'The Copenhagen Consensus brings together an impressive roster of minds, and while not everyone agrees with the composition and ordering of Lomborg's priorities lists - climate change tends to rank lower than many stakeholders would like, for example - as a point of departure for discussion, the exercise of priority-setting is a sound one.' Tom Zeller, Jr, The Huffington Post
Praise for the Copenhagen Consensus 2004-2013: '[The] Copenhagen Consensus is an outstanding, visionary idea and deserves global coverage.' The Economist
Praise for the Copenhagen Consensus 2004-2013: 'The selection of zinc supplements by the Copenhagen Consensus as the top global remedy for hunger and malnutrition was one of the main drivers for our $3 million initiative 'Zinc Saves Kids' with UNICEF. We are now expanding this effort to help the 450,000 kids at risk of dying every year, working with the United Nations Foundation, the Gates Foundation and others.' Stephen R. Wilkinson, Executive Director, International Zinc Association
Praise for the Copenhagen Consensus 2004-2013: 'One of the greatest leadership skills discussed in the Global Leadership Forum in Washington DC (October 2012) was the Copenhagen Consensus simulation. This activity was very important because it gave us the opportunity to work together on a key leadership skill: building consensus around difficult issues.' Naglaa Hassab, Humphrey Fellow, MBA student in Economic Development, Finance and Banking, Egypt
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Bjrn Lomborg is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School. He is the author of the controversial bestseller, The Skeptical Environmentalist (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and was named one of the 'top 100 global thinkers' by Foreign Policy magazine in 2010 and 2011, one of the world's '100 most influential people' by Time and one of the '50 people who could save the planet' by The Guardian.
Introduction Bjrn Lomborg; Part I. The Solutions: 1. Armed conflicts J. Paul Dunne; 1.1 Alternative perspective Anke Hoeffler; 1.2 Alternative perspective Andrew Mack; 2. The challenge of ecosystems and biodiversity Salman Hussain, Anil Markandya, Luke Brander, Alistair McVittie, Rudolf de Groot, Olivier Vardakoulias, Alfred Wagtendonk and Peter H. Verburg; 2.1 Alternative perspective Juha V. Siikamki; 2.2 Alternative perspective John C. Whitehead and Paul E. Chambers; 3. Chronic disease prevention and control Prabhat Jha, Rachel Nugent, Stphane Verguet, David Bloom and Ryan Hum; 3.1 Alternative perspective Julia Fox-Rushby; 3.2 Alternative perspective Marc Suhrcke; 4. Climate change: CO2 abatement Richard S. J. Tol; Technology-led mitigation Isabel Galiana and Christopher Green; Climate-engineering R&D J. Eric Bickel and Lee Lane; Climate-change adaptation Francesco Bosello, Carlo Carraro and Enrica De Cian; 4.1 Alternative perspective Samuel Fankhauser; 4.2 Alternative perspective Anil Markandya; 5. Education: the case for improving school quality and student health as a development strategy Peter F. Orazem; 5.1. Alternative perspective Lant Pritchett; 5.2 Alternative perspective George Psacharopoulos; 6. Hunger and malnutrition: investments to reduce hunger and undernutrition John Hoddinott, Mark Rosegrant and Maximo Torero; 6.1 Alternative perspective Anil B. Deolalikar; 6.2 Alternative perspective Beatrice Lorge Rogers; 7. Infectious disease, injury, and reproductive health Dean T. Jamison, Prabhat Jha, Ramanan Laxminarayan and Toby Ord; 7.1 Alternative perspective Till Brnighausen, David Bloom and Salal Humair; 7.2 Alternative perspective David Canning; 8. Policy options for reducing losses from natural disasters: allocating $75 billion Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan; 8.1 Alternative perspective Stphane Hallegatte; 8.2 Alternative perspective Ilan Noy; 9. Population growth Hans-Peter Kohler; 9.1 Alternative perspective Oded Galor; 9.2 Alternative perspective David Lam; 10. Water and sanitation Frank Rijsberman and Alix Peterson Zwane; 10.1 Alternative perspective W. Michael Hanemann; 10.2 Alternative perspective Guy Hutton; 11. Corruption and policy reform Susan Rose-Ackerman and Rory Truex; 12. Trade barriers and subsidies: multilateral and regional reform opportunities Kym Anderson; Part II. Ranking the Opportunities: Expert Panel Ranking Finn E. Kydland, Robert Mundell, Thomas Schelling, Vernon Smith and Nancy Stokey; Conclusion: making your own prioritisation Bjrn Lomborg; Index.