23 September 2021 - 24 September 2021
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is inviting five prominent speakers from different disciplines to present the latest advances on the interactions between human populations and the environment in an online symposium. Wolfgang Lutz will talk about population and human capital scenarios for the 21st century in the context of environmental change on Friday, 24 September (see abstract below). The symposium will end with a panel discussion, where the panelists will comment on and discuss the formal presentations.
The world’s population has a documented huge impact on the natural environment, to the extent that human development is said to have given rise to a new geological era, the Anthropocene, where people influence their environment at a geological scale. Simultaneously, human population has exploded during the 20th century to its current level of 7.9 billion. On average, the human population is healthier, lives longer, and with a higher standard of living than in earlier centuries. This development has relied partly on the use of abundant natural resources and ecosystem services. However, recent environmental degradation, including climate change, indicates that ecosystems are reaching critical thresholds and may not be able to provide the same level of support via goods and services as in the past.
Thursday 23 September and Friday 24 September, 2021
Starting time: 15:00 CET (GMT+2)
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Acting Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program
Principal Research Scholar and Senior Program Advisor Population and Just Societies Program
Program and Project Officer Population and Just Societies Program
Lutz, W., Reiter, C. , Özdemir, C., Yildiz, D. , Guimaraes, R. , & Goujon, A. (2021). Skills-adjusted human capital shows rising global gap. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (7), e2015826118. 10.1073/pnas.2015826118.
Lutz, W., Striessnig, E. , Dimitrova, A., Ghislandi, S., Lijadi, A., Reiter, C. , Spitzer, S. , & Yildiz, D. (2021). Years of good life is a well-being indicator designed to serve research on sustainability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (12), e1907351118. 10.1073/pnas.1907351118.
Lutz, W., Lijadi, A.A., Strießnig, E. , Dimitrova, A., & Caldeira Brant de Souza Lima, M. (2018). Years of Good Life (YoGL): A new indicator for assessing sustainable progress. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-18-007
Gailey, N. & Lutz, W. (2018). Demographic and Human Capital Scenarios for the 21st Century: 2018 assessment for 201 countries: Executive Summary. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN 978-92-79-78024-0 10.2760/41776.
Lutz, W., Butz, W.P., & K.C., S. (2014). World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century. UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198703163
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