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The Copenhagen Consensus process has been incredibly helpful in bringing attention to the efficiency of nutritional interventions for development. Their process gives tailwind to good ideas and helps to make our global priorities smarter.“

-  Prof. Joachim von Braun Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn Professor for Economic and Technological Change

The Copenhagen Consensus has proven a game changer for the nutrition field. The Nobel Prize panel’s endorsement of nutrition interventions as the most effective investments has moved the nutrition community to the center of development policy. By highlighting the significant benefits of nutrition, the Copenhagen Consensus has helped unleash billions of aid dollars to do amazing work in the world.“

- Dr. Klaus Kraemer, Director Sight and Life

For a volume covering such a large number of grim subjects, ranging from climate change and violent conflict to loss of biodiversity and malnutrition, this is a surprisingly uplifting read. While mankind has succeeded in creating some depressingly disastrous social, natural and humanitarian disaster, we also have the power to alleviate and overcome these self-inflicted challenges. Bjorn Lomborg reminds us that for every part of mankind that can destroy, there is also one part that can create."

- Professor Tilman Bruck, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

This 150-year view of humanity's biggest challenges, measured in economic terms, gives unique data on the globe's important issues to students, teachers and the general public. Ultimately, it affords everyone the opportunity to answer with facts the questions of humanity's scorecard: are we doing better or worse? Overall, there is more good news than bad, but we could still do better."

- Per Pinstrup-Andersen, former director general of IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) and currently H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy and J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship at Cornell University

This book is a bracing tonic. An excellent survey for students, teachers, and the general public with a wealth of thought-provoking material. If you want to know how the world is doing, and get hard, comparable numbers to back it up, this is where to go."

- Alix Peterson Zwane, Executive Director, Evidence Action and the Deworm the World Initiative; Former Senior Program Officer on the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene team, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation