12 November 2018 - 14 November 2018
The 2018 Pontifical Academy of Sciences plenary is guided by the ideas that f basic sciences remain fundamental for generating a valid and evidence based model of the world of sciences become ever more interconnected across disciplines, including the humanities of scientists and science policy makers need to engage with society to maintain (foster) trust in science and to counter the spread of statements that are not based on scientific insights (fake news).
This plenary has the following objectives:
As one of the world's leading population experts, Wolfgang Lutz is invited speaker at this event. He will discuss future dynamics of world population change during session 1 that focuses on population and science approaches.
Since 1984 at IIASA, Lutz has worked on family demography, fertility analysis, population projection, and the interaction between population and environment. Together with his colleagues at POP, he has been expanding demographic methods to make them more relevant for the analysis of contemporary global policy challenges. He is an advocate in promoting the crucial role of education for dealing with future challenges.
The event will take place at the Vatican and will include an audience with Pope Francis. For more information please visit the event website.
Last edited: 13 November 2018
Presentation by Wolfgang Lutz
Research at POP
Luy M, Zannella M, Wegner-Siegmundt C, Minagawa Y, Lutz W, & Caselli G (2019). The impact of increasing education levels on rising life expectancy: a decomposition analysis for Italy, Denmark, and the USA. Genus 75 (1) DOI:10.1186/s41118-019-0055-0.
Kebede E, Goujon A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4125-6857, & Lutz W (2019). Stalls in Africa’s fertility decline partly result from disruptions in female education. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: e201717288. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1717288116.
Lutz W, Lijadi AA, Strießnig E ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5419-9498, Dimitrova A, & Caldeira Brant de Souza Lima M (2018). Years of Good Life (YoGL): A new indicator for assessing sustainable progress. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-18-007
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