17 August 2017 - 22 August 2017
Alpbach, Austria

Global weirding? Climate change and population dynamics

As expert in the field of adaptive capacity to climate change IIASA researcher Raya Muttarak is invited speaker during the European Forum Alpbach seminar week.

Climate change and drought land © Piyaset/Shutterstock

Climate change and drought land © Piyaset/Shutterstock

Climate change will have wide ranging implications for society over the course of the 21st century. A demographic perspective is critical for understanding social vulnerability to climate impacts, as well as the possible outcomes of those impacts, such as migration, morbidity and mortality. Based on a multidisciplinary approach, the seminar introduces demographic, sociological and geographical tools and concepts to systematically analyze different impacts of climate change as well as the potential implications of climate change for health and well-being, conflict and migration. Both past trends and patterns and future scenarios will be considered as well as a range of geographic scales and contexts.

The Seminar Week is the academic centerpiece of the European Forum Alpbach. This event consists of 18 seminars conceptualized and facilitated by internationally-renowned academics.  This year, the programme will see scientists getting to the bottom of the climate change; information scientists highlighting the ethics surrounding artificial intelligence; theologians discussing the morality of economics. The latest theoretical and practical insights are a defining characteristic throughout all seminars.

Raya Muttarak from IIASA's World Population Program is speaker and co-chair at the seminar on "Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamics".  In her research at IIASA, Muttarak focuses on the intersection of social inequality, differential vulnerability and environmental change. Her research has recently been published in Science and Nature Climate Change.

For more information please visit the event website.

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Raya Muttarak

Principal Research Scholar Migration and Sustainable Development Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program


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