16 September 2021
The prominent contribution of demography in the field of climate change is in understanding how current and future population size, distribution and composition drive climate changing carbon emissions. More recently, the interest in population dynamics in climate change research has also extended to identification of vulnerable populations and their locations. Whilst much research progress has been made, there is no scientific consensus regarding the direction and the extent to which climate change will influence population dynamics i.e. fertility, mortality and migration.
With the global temperatures on course of rising for a 2 to 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the assumption that there will be no climate feedback on demographic processes needs to be challenged.
This seminar therefore aims to assess the climate feedback on population trends by considering:
Thursday 16 September 2021
14:00 - 15:30 UTC
10:00 New York | 16:00 Paris | 19:30 New Delhi
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Last edited: 20 September 2021
Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Population and Just Societies Program
Acting Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Migration and Sustainable Development Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program
Acting Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program
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