Past Seminar

A Conversation with Bjorn Lomborg

Jan 27, 2005

About the Event

Ranking Global Concerns:
A Conversation with Bjorn Lomborg                                                                            Thursday, January 27, 2005

An RFF Forum

What are the world's key challenges for the 21st century -- and can they be prioritized? Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and director of the Danish Environmental Assessment Institute, describes to an RFF audience priorities for responding to the top ten global crises facing the world today. Lomborg discusses the results from the Copenhagen Consensus, and how some of the world's top economists ranked needs for global spending to help poor countries. He argues that resources would be better spent investing in ending hunger and disease in developing countries than on climate change projects. What does this mean for the future of the climate change debate? 

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Introduction: Paul Portney | Link to Video
President and Senior Fellow
Resources for the Future


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Bjorn Lomborg | Link to Video
Danish Environmental Assessment Institute

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Question & Answer Session | Link to Video

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