About: Christian Friis Bach

Climate change 27-01-2016

Assessing co-benefits could accelerate action on climate change

Despite the encouraging and historic climate agreement at COP 21 in Paris, politicians all over the world argue that quick climate action is too costly. But if they redid the calculation and included co-benefits they would take action now. And they should, argues Christian Friis Bach.
Climate change 06-11-2015

Dieselgate: We still need better lab tests

All countries should speed up the adoption of more stringent emissions testing procedures, like the Worldwide Harmonised Light-duty Test Procedure. These provide a benchmark for emissions test under real-world conditions, writes Christian Friis Bach.

How to avoid another Tianjin disaster

Safety precautions may not make the headlines, but they are the most effective preventative against industrial accidents with hazardous materials, writes Christian Friis Bach.
Development Policy 10-07-2015

The world needs more development aid

Development aid lays the foundations of a more peaceful and resilient world. It is not only a moral obligation, but an economic necessity, writes Christian Friis Bach.

Protecting citizens from hazardous chemicals is in everyone’s interest

Hazardous chemicals are a vital part of many industries, but lax and inconsistent safety standards put workers' health and lives at risk all over the world, writes Christian Friis Bach. 
Christian Friis Bach
Global Europe 26-02-2015

A ceasefire on the market place

While we are all crossing our fingers, hoping that the agreed ceasefire in Ukraine will stop the deadly conflict, time has come for the next steps to maintain peace and create progress in Ukraine. As disputes over trade were a significant part of the problem, trade must also be a significant part of the solution, writes Christian Friis Bach.
Christian Friis Bach
Health 04-02-2015

Clean the air, prevent cancer

We can do more to prevent people from getting cancer, for example by increasing efforts to reduce the amount of pollutants in the air, says Christian Friis Bach.
Christian Friis Bach
Development Policy 03-02-2015

Danes nominate Millennium Development Goals for Nobel Peace Prize

Denmark's Minister for Development Aid, Mogens Jensen, together with eight predecessors, has nominated the so-called 2015 goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Energy 09-01-2015

Capture the carbon

The only way to limit global warming to less than two degrees is to combine renewable energy and energy efficiency with a large expansion in the use of carbon capture and storage, writes Christian Friis Bach.

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