The aim of this 2 day workshop is to explore the challenges that arise given the links between the projected changes in the size and composition of the world's population in the future, on the one hand, and environmental sustainability, on the other. Changes in population, combined with consumption patterns and the nature of technology available in contemporary societies are producing and will continue to have major environmental impacts. This raises the question of how individuals and governments should think about procreation, reproductive rights, what a just demographic policy might be, and the role of human rights in such a context. This workshop brings together experts from the social sciences on demographic change and population policies, and also moral and political philosophers interested in the normative issues raised by population change.
This is a closed event and attendance is by invitation only, but if you do have any questions, please feel free to contact us.