Strengthening the Field: The Role of Demography in Responding to Climate Change

A strong call for action has been issued with the newly released 5th IPCC report, which illustrates the high environmental and security risks imposed by climate change. This call for action extends to the role of demographers in anticipating how climate change will interact with demographic factors such as population growth, women's empowerment, age-structure, migration, and urbanization. At the same time, it's important to address the [...]

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Limits of Growth – Hong Kong

While messages of rising carbon emissions, global warming, and planetary alarm seem to be a regular occurrence at the global level, in China the discussion is centered around a more tangible set of limits. Hosted by Haworth, and sponsored by EATON, this round of Beyond Business As Usual will be focused on the Limits of [...]

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Limits of Growth – Shanghai

While messages of rising carbon emissions, global warming, and planetary alarm seem to be a regular occurrence at the global level, in China the discussion is centered around a more tangible set of limits. For China, a country whose goal is to surpass the U.S. as the largest economy in the world by 2030, finding [...]

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China one of many in the scramble for African oil

Blaming China for scramble for Africa ignores the larger problems endemic to the global extractive industry

A common perception levelled against Chinese engagement within Africa is that its extractive industries cosy up to corrupt African leaders in order to facilitate business interests. Local communities are rarely consulted, their livelihoods are threatened and they see little of the vast revenues generated.

In the worst case scenario, such as 19 [...]

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