Population Economic Meeting

United States

PMC and Population Institute co-hosted a meeting of population experts and ecological economists in October of 2009 to discuss how to effectively respond to the false claims that the economy depends on endless population growth.

As part of PMC’s issues advocacy, PMC held a meeting called “Population Growth and Rising Consumption: What’s Sustainable?” The meeting resulted in work that was shared on talk shows and in news interviews to provide the information to the American people about population and the economy. Podcasts and PowerPoint presentations from “Population Growth and Rising Consumption: What’s Sustainable?” can be viewed online.

Podcasts are available (via iTunes) at http://www.populationinstitute.org/newsroom/podcasts/

PowerPoint slides are available at http://www.populationinstitute.org/newsroom/news/view/25/


As part of PMC’s issues advocacy, PMC tries to provide information about the impact of the world’s increasing population.

Making a Difference

“Population Growth and Rising Consumption: What’s Sustainable?” resulted in increased discussion and understanding among participants about the relationship between population and the economy. Much of the work and discussion was shared on talk shows and in news interviews the general public through a variety of speakers. Speakers at the meeting included:

• William Catton Jr., author of Bottleneck: the Human Impasse (2009)
• Laurie Mazur, editor of A Pivotal Moment: Human Population, the Environmental Crisis, and the Justice Solution
• Peter Victor, York University, author of Managing without Growth
• Dennis Meadows, author of Limits to Growth and Limits to Growth: the 30 Year Update
• Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute, author of Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines
• Robert Engelman, WorldWatch Institute, author of More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want

Project Information

Title: Population Growth and Rising Consumption: What’s Sustainable?
Format: Issues Advocacy: Population
Location: Washington DC, USA
Language: English
Duration: October 2009


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