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Webinar jointly organized by

  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
  • Population-Environment Research Network (PERN)
  • European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)

Climate Change
and Population Dynamics

 

Thursday 16 September 2021
14:00 - 15:30 UTC 
10:00 New York | 16:00 Paris | 19:30 New Delhi

 
  • Presentation slides are available below (click on titles)
  • Written Q&As (click to download)


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:

  • The direction and the extent to which climate change influences fertility, mortality and migration – the three demographic components underlying population change
  • Spatial and demographic heterogeneity in the climate impact on demographic outcomes
  • Mechanisms through which climate change influence fertility, mortality and migration 
 

Webinar Organizers

Susana B. Adamo
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute at Columbia University

 

Raya Muttarak
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) & Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital

 

Alex de Sherbinin
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute at Columbia University

 

Debaters

Kathryn Grace 
University of Minnesota, Chair of PERN

 

 

Clark Gray 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

 

Joan Ballester  
Barcelona Institute for Global Health

 

 

Wolfgang Lutz 
Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, OeAW, University of Vienna)

 

 

Landy Sánchez 
Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de Mexico

 
 
 
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