Special Announcements

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

  • The IUSSP’s International Population Conference 2021 took place virtually between the 6 and 10 of December 2021. There were six sessions in the Population and Environment theme, convened by PERN co-coordinator Susana Adamo, which were well attended. The sessions addressed the impact of environmental factors on population health and wellbeing; the multidimensional links between environmental conditions, fertility, and reproductive and maternal health; environmental hazards and population vulnerability; human mobility and the environment; and population shifts and environmental change, looking at past trends, current conditions and future scenarios. Sessions form other themes also included papers on population and environment, and the final program is available here: https://ipc2021.popconf.org/
  • PERN will co-organize a cyberseminar on The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing from 14-21 March 2022 with the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, Austrian Academy of Sciences and University of Vienna). The purpose will be to vet a newly proposed indicator of human wellbeing “Years of Good Life” (counting only years of life above minimum levels of physical and mental health, income, and subjective life satisfaction) which can be calculated for all sub-populations of interest and has been tailor made to serve as criterion variable for assessing sustainable progress in human wellbeing over time in sustainability science. The webinar will also include expert contributions from producers of other wellbeing indices, including the Happiness Index, the SDG Index, and the Planetary pressures–adjusted Human Development Index. For more information visit https://populationenvironmentresearch.org/cyberseminars