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Keynote speaker Bjørn Lomborg is adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. He is the organizer of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, which brings together some of the world’s top economists, including 5 Nobel laureates, to set priorities for the world. In 2008 he was named “one of the 50 people who could save the planet” by the UK Guardian.
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Author and Leading Expert on Global Sustainability
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg investigates the best ways to improve the environment and the world. For this, he was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st Century by Esquire magazine, and one of the 50 people who could save the planet by the UK Guardian. He has repeatedly been named one of the top 100 global intellectuals by Foreign Policy.
He is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School and regularly works with many of the world’s top economists, including 7 Nobel Laureates. His think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, was ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s “Top 25 Environmental Think Tanks”.
Lomborg is a frequent commentator in various forms of media, for outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, CNN, FOX, and the BBC. His monthly column is published in 19 languages, in 30+ newspapers with more than 30 million readers globally.
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg is an academic and the author of the best-selling “The Skeptical Environmentalist” and “Cool It”. He challenges mainstream concerns about the environment and points out that we need to focus attention on the smartest solutions first. He is an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center which brings together many of the world’s top economists, including seven Nobel Laureates, to set priorities for the world. The Copenhagen Consensus Center is ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s “Top 25 Environmental Think Tanks”. The Economist said “Copenhagen Consensus is an outstanding, visionary idea and deserves global coverage.”
Lomborg is a frequent participant in public debates on policy issues. His analysis and commentaries have appeared regularly in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Economist, Globe & Mail, The Guardian, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Australian, the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe. Lomborg’s monthly column appears in around 40 papers in 19 languages, with more than 30 million readers. He is a television commentator on CNN, Fox, MSNBC and the BBC, among others, on shows such as “Newsnight”, “20/20”, “60 Minutes”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, and “Larry King Live”. He was featured in the movie “Cool it”, by Sundance Award winning director Ondi Timoner.
In 2011, Lomborg was named Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy “for looking more right than ever on the politics of climate change”. Time magazine ranked Lomborg among the world’s 100 most influential people in 2004. In 2008 he was named “one of the 50 people who could save the planet” by the UK Guardian. In 2005 and 2008, Foreign Policy and Prospect Magazine called him “one of the top 100 public intellectuals”, and in 2008 Esquire named him “one of the world’s 75 most influential people of the 21st century.”
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