How to make the world better. Really. With Dr. Bjorn Lomborg.

On December 7, 2018, I spoke with Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, author and President of Copenhagen Consensus Center, a singularly innovative and influential US-based think tank. Dr. Lomborg and his team have done the hard conceptual and empirical work necessary to turn good intentions for global improvement into implementable and economically efficient strategies. That’s really saying something.

They have, among other things, analyzed the UN Millenial goals (169 of them, which is far too many), prioritizing and rank-ordering them in terms of practical implementability and costs and benefits. Those who claim to truly care about the world’s dispossessed could do far worse than to study Dr. Lomborg’s work.

Relevant links re Lomborg:

One-page overview of rank-ordered developmental goals: https://bit.ly/2QEVQjz

A collection of articles outlining the most appropriate targets for education, health, gender, infrastructure, etc. https://bit.ly/2SxAcec

Where should we focus: Lomborg’s commentary in Times of India: https://bit.ly/2B02eYL

The top 19 targets for world development: https://bit.ly/2zP52bs

TED talks:
On prioritization: https://bit.ly/2r9Ce8Q
On the cost of global problems: https://bit.ly/2EhuRF3 (also a book: https://bit.ly/2BxHnjc

Specific Book Links (amazon.com):

The Skeptical Environmentalist (2001): https://amzn.to/2Qkkir1
Cool It (2007): https://amzn.to/2ElEWAS (film at Film: https://amzn.to/2RIP6P1)
How to Spend 75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place (2014): https://amzn.to/2QpztiU
The Nobel Laureates Guide to the Smartest Targets for the World (2015): https://amzn.to/2Utk2V6
Prioritizing Development: A Cost Benefit Analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2018): https://amzn.to/2rpJ5ee

Make yourself smart and informed on climate and other issues of sustainability and development:

27 climate economists and 3 Nobel Laureates examine where a dollar can do the climate the most good: https://bit.ly/2BWSe4j

The Paris Accord: Minimal outcome, $1.2 trillion cost (https://bit.ly/2zfYweU): explained in a short video: https://bit.ly/2L43DST

How to make government smarter (with the specific example of recent developments in Bangladesh): https://bit.ly/2zJzSCc

Additional links relevant to JB Peterson:

My newest book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/

12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities and Venues: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/

My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/

Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/
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Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/
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Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/
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