02 March 2012

Demography’s role in Sustainable Development

In a letter to the editor of Science (24 Feb), several IIASA researchers and another 17 development experts outline how humans (population size, distribution, and characteristics) are central to sustainability.

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Crowds of people

In the Laxenburg Declaration, a document prepared for presentation at RIO+20, the experts outline five ‘human development’ issues that must be addressed urgently to achieve sustainable development.

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