International seminar on demographic differential vulnerability to natural disasters

The International Seminar “Demographic Differential Vulnerability to Natural Disasters in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation” will be organized in April as a concluding meeting of the ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Wolfgang Lutz.

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The seminar (23-25 April 2014 in Kao Lak, Phang Nga province, Thailand) has been jointly organized by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Scientific Panel on Climate Change, the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), and the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA,VID/ÖAW,WU).

Original research papers will be presented addressing the issues of demographic differential vulnerability, that is, the differences in responses, impacts, coping strategies, recovery, and adaptation strategies to natural disasters and climate extremes by population subgroups (e.g., age, gender, education, wealth, ethnicity, religion, and geographical location).

Half a day of the seminar will also be dedicated to a presentation of research papers related to differential vulnerability in coastal areas of Thailand and a round table discussion with stakeholders on climate change, demographic challenges, and the socioeconomic outlook in Thailand’s southern coast.

Collaborators

European Research Council (ERC);
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP);
College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand;
Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Austria.



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