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13th July 2011 18:00 -20:00 St Nicholas House, 31-34 High Street, Bristol, BS12AW
All environmental problems become harder - and ultimately impossible to solve - with ever more people - David Attenborough
As we look ahead to the middle of this century, world population is projected to reach between 8.1 and 10.6 billion. Increasing numbers of people are voicing concerns about population numbers in the context of climate change, peak oil, soil erosion, fresh-water loss, resource depletion, and the ‘6th extinction’ of wildlife. The CONVERGE project seeks to explore the part that human numbers should play in our research into how, given the current situation, do we manage and allocate, today, the Earth’s resources for the survival of a projected global population of 8 to 11 billion people in 2050 - and for their offspring indefinitely?
The Schumacher Institute and Population Matters invite you to join us as we explore the relationships between fairness, sustainability and human numbers. This is the third event in the CONVERGE Rethinking Globalisation seminar series.
Space is limited so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.