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Population Dynamics under Global Conflict and Climate Change

Chair (s) 
Raya Muttarak (University of Bologna)
Liliana Andriano (University of Oxford)
Kathryn Grace (University of Minnesota)
Roman Hoffmann (Wittgenstein Centre - IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU)
Marwan Khawaja (UN-ESCWA)
James Raymer (Australian National University)
Emilio Zagheni (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR))
Francesca Zanasi (University of Bologna)
Council Liaison 
Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi (The University of Tehran)
IUSSP Secretariat 
Paul Monet (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP))
Terms of Reference: 
This Panel aims to advance our understanding on the mechanisms and the extent to which conflict and climate change (will) affect demographic outcomes including fertility, mortality, and migration, and consequently future population dynamics. It will also explore how the impacts of conflict and climate change vary by population subgroups, thus contributing to the understanding of changing drivers of population trends and advancing population projections. (Read more)


IUSSP Workshop on Data and modeling approaches to assessing climate-conflict impact on population dynamics

New Orleans, United States, 12 April 2023

Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2022 on “Population and Climate Change: The Defining Relationship of the 21st Century”
Vienna, Austria & ONLINE, 30 November-2 December 2022

Planned activities:


  1. Hybrid conferences, e.g., Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2022, Vienna, November 2022: Population and Climate Change - The Defining Relationship of the 21st Century

  2. In-person training workshops on data linkages, analysis, and methods relevant for research on the impact of conflict and climate change on population dynamics. The workshops are planned in conjunction with various regional conferences.

  3. Webinars