MPRC Seminar: Population, Poverty, and Climate Change

When: Monday, November 04, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Cole Student Activities Building : 0124B
Event Type(s): Seminar

Speaker: Monica Das Gupta, Research Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland

About the Talk: While developed countries are largely responsible for global warming, the brunt of the fallout will be borne by the developing world in lower agricultural output, poorer health, and more frequent natural disasters. Carbon emissions in the developed world have leveled off, but are projected to rise rapidly in the developing world due to their economic growth and population growth -- the latter most notably in the poorest countries. Lowering fertility has many benefits for the poorest countries. Studies indicate that, in high fertility settings, fertility decline facilitates economic growth and poverty reduction.

Website: http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/new_e/event_1371836043011

For more information, contact:
Tiffany L Pittman
MPRC
301 405 6403




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