New Research on Population and Climate: The Impact of Demographic Change on Carbon Emissions April 8

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Thanks to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for the announcement of this program, which you can attend online or in person.

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New Research on Population and Climate: The Impact of Demographic Change on Carbon Emissions

Brian O’Neill, Scientist, Institute for the Study of Society and Environment, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Program Leader, Population and Climate Change Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Thursday, April 8, 2010
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
5th floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004 USA Webcast live at

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To date, the debate over the role of population dynamics in global climate change has been conducted mostly by advocates and the media. Yet systematic, cutting-edge research currently underway could deepen our understanding of the complex links among population, consumption, and climate change. The work of NCAR’s Brian O’Neill, a lead author of the 4th IPCC Assessment, and his colleagues provides a foundation for better evaluations of potential policy responses to climate change. At the Wilson Center, O’Neill will present his findings on how demographic changes, such as population growth and decline, urbanization, and aging, affect the outlook for future energy use and emissions of greenhouse gases.

If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into the live or archived webcast at The live webcast will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time. You will need Windows Media Player to watch the webcast. To download the free player, visit:

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (“Federal Triangle” stop on Blue/Orange Line), 6th Floor Flom Auditorium. A map to the Center is available at Note: Due to heightened security, entrance to the building will be restricted and photo identification is required. Please allow additional time to pass through security.

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