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Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar Series

The Population Council is co-hosting a seminar series exploring the links between people and their environments in our fast-changing global landscape. Convened in partnership with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), and the UN Population Division, this seminar series will feature key experts from the fields of demography, climate and public health sharing insights on their interdisciplinary work to measure and solve climate related challenges.

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Multiscale Population Projections for the US Consistent with Climate Scenarios
April 30, 2019
Senior Associate Leiwen Jiang, working with co-authors, will also share the consistent multiscale population and urbanization projections at national and state levels, as well the spatial downscaling results at 1 km grids within each state. The new projections suggest that the spatial distribution of populations can vary much more widely across SSPs than currently available US population projections indicate. The model therefore has the potential to improve characterization of climate-related risks to populations, as well as the resulting spatial patterns of mitigation and adaptation challenges. 

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