28 October 2016
• PERN is organizing a cyberseminar in early 2017 on the topic of Aging and the Environment. The cyberseminar is co-organized with the Columbia Aging Center. Topics to be addressed include energy demand and consumption as they relate to changing household structures, aging and its relation to climate vulnerability and disaster resilience, aging populations and accessibility to parks, and aging in ways that are environmentally sustainable. Researchers conducting studies in these or other areas related to aging and the environment are invited to contact PERN at pernadmin @ciesin.columbia.edu to discuss potential presentation of results during the cyberseminar.
• PERN is co-organizing an invitation-only workshop on climate change migration modeling from 5-6 December in Paris, France. A report of the workshop will be distributed to PERN members after the event. For more information contact the PERN coordinators at pernadmin @ciesin.columbia.edu.
• During October 2016, there were several events related to migration and environment in Latin America. Jointly organized by the Regional Office of the International Organization for Migrations (IOM) and the Latin American Population Association, the International Seminar on Migration, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in South America took place on October 17-18 in Foz de Iguazu (Brazil). PERN co-coordinator Susana B. Adamo participated with a presentation on “Hogares migrantes en áreas rurales y urbanas: entendiendo la relación entre variabilidad/cambio climático, modos de vida y sistemas migratorios en América del Sur”, and she was also part of a round table on “Generation of information as the base for public policies” and delivered the summary, conclusions and recommendations of the Seminar.
• Also in Foz do Iguazu the 7th Conference of the Latin America Population Association and the 20th National Meeting of Population Studies of Brazil (October 18-21) also took place. The Conference included several sessions devoted to population and environment topics, among them “Environmental vulnerabilities and conflicts, spatial mobility and inequalities”, “Spatial analysis data and methods in population and environment studies”, and “Population dynamics, space and environmental change”. S. Adamo was part of a round table on “Between vulnerabilities and building resilience: global, regional and local aspects of sustainable development in Latin America”. For more information visit: http://188.8.131.52/~abeporgb/xxencontro/index.php/.