07 October 2019 - 11 October 2019
Focusing on future demographic change and its impact on climate change adaption, United Nations University-Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) along with UNFCCC, the United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and Munich Re Foundation, Munich (MRF) is organizing a summer academy on “World Risk and Adaptation Futures”.
It will take place in Accra, Ghana from 7 to 11 October 2019 and brings together 20 young professionals active in this field consisting of academic scholars, policy makers and practitioners who under the guidance of established academic and policy experts aspire to provide specific scientific inputs into the UN policy formulation processes such as UNFCCC NAPs, Global Stock take, IPCC reports etc.
The Summer Academy programme has three objectives:
World Population Program researcher Erich Striessnig was invited to share his insights and experiences with the participants through an introductory ‘lightening talk’ and the mentoring of participants. Striessnig’s work focuses on the development of multidimensional population projections, as well as their application to questions related to social transformation processes resulting from the demographic metabolism. The range of topics that he has been studying in this framework range from attitudes toward migration to European identity, and pro-environmental behavior. A large part of his work has also been dedicated to the analysis of how future changes in demographic composition will affect society’s adaptive capacities with respect to climate change.
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Research at IIASA's World Population Program
Lutz W, Crespo Cuaresma J, Kebede E, Prskawetz A, Sanderson W, & Striessnig E ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5419-9498 (2019). Education rather than age structure brings demographic dividend. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: e201820362. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1820362116.
Striessnig E ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5419-9498 & Bora JK (2019). Under-Five Child Growth and Nutrition Status: Spatial Clustering of Indian Districts. VID Working Paper 03/2019. Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Lutz W, Lijadi AA, Strießnig E ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5419-9498, 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
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