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The project has sparked media attention all over the globe. Find the full list of media coverage of the Post-2015 Consensus project in Colombia.

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Contaminación en interiores, un problema que afecta a más de 3 mil millones de personas

Cada año, más de 4 millones de personas mueren prematuramente por enfermedades atribuibles a la contaminación en sus hogares, relacionada con el uso de combustibles sólidos para cocinar.

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Los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio y la tecnología

En el año 2000 los líderes globales se reunieron para discutir cuáles serían los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM) para los siguientes 15 años; en 2015 la cita se dará nuevamente y todos los países y sectores están invitados a dar su opinión para priorizar los esfuerzos del mundo en materia de desarrollo incluyente, sostenible y resiliente.

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Sorprendente rezago agrícola de Colombia frente a otros países de la región

Pie de foto: Expertos del Copenhagen Consensus Center, sostienen que impulsar el rendimiento del sector agrícola en un 40% en el mundo, proporcionaría beneficios por valor de US$84.000 millones por año.

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Conservar los ecosistemas, una inversión económicamente más rentable

Expertos señalan que el costo-beneficio de renunciar a algunos de las ventajas directas de la minería o la agricultura en expansión y enfocarse en asuntos como la conservación de los páramos tendría mayor sentido económico para el mundo.

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Colombia Perspectives on Post-2015 Development Goals

The Post-2015 Consensus held a country specific seminar on the post-2015 development agenda in Colombia on 30th April. 

The third seminar in a series of 9 seminars to be held around the world. The purpose of the country specific discussion is to bring together international economists with local sector experts in order to delve deeper into the potential benefits which the post-2015 development agenda could bring to the country and the necessity of prioritizing smart targets to achieve the desired outcomes for the country.

Through a dialogue led by the economists and sector experts across three themes: air pollution, biodiversity and ICT infrastructure, the participants of the seminar were given a concrete understanding of potential good the post-2015 development agenda can do within Colombia if smart targets are prioritized for each theme.

For more information on prioritizing smart targets download the PDF presentation "The Smartest Targets For The World 2016-2030" by Bjorn Lomborg and scroll down for more information and resources to learn what the post-2015 development agenda could mean for Colombia.

Click here to download Bjorn Lomborg's presentation in spanish and here for a detailed description in spanish of the Colombia Perspectives seminar and biographies of all the expert speakers and contributors.

Click here to see the full media coverage in Colombia. 

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Colombia Perspectives: Air Pollution

About 15,000 people die each year from this air pollution in Colombia according to a recent study commissioned by the World Bank. About 8,000 of these deaths are from outdoor ambient air pollution mainly in urban areas, and 7,000 are from household air pollution caused by cooking and heating with wood and other solid fuels mainly in rural areas."

Bjorn Larsen, Seminar Speaker 

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Colombia Perspectives: Biodiversity

Colombia has a total of 36 distinct páramo ecosystems covering an area of 2.9 million hectares, 1.6% of the country’s territory (Humboldt Institute Colombia, 2013) (See Figure 1). These ecosystems also provide freshwater to 85% of the country’s population and are home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Despite their ecological importance, only 36% of Colombian páramos are found within National Parks, which makes the remaining unprotected 64% vulnerable to the consequences of human activities and developments linked to the country’s economic growth."

Luke Brander and Gustavo Arciniegas, Seminar Speakers

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Colombia Perspectives: ICT Infrastructure

Nevertheless, given the large benefit that mobile broadband can still deliver for Colombia, and in light of the fact that Colombia is still lagging in terms of broadband penetration (e.g. around 8% mobile broadband penetration versus 75% in developing countries in 2013), this paper also discusses further recommendations to improve the current regulatory framework."

Alexia Lee González Fanfalone, Seminar Speaker

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