How do Recent Population Trends Matter to Climate Change?

How do Recent Population Trends Matter to Climate Change? / Leiwen Jiang and Karen Hardee. Population Research and Policy Review, Vol. 30, N° 2, 2011, 287-312, DOI: 10.1007/s11113-010-9189-7

http://www.springerlink.com/content/62782358608871j1/

Although integrated assessment models (IAM) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) consider population as one of the root causes of greenhouse gas emissions, how population dynamics affect climate change is still under debate. Population is rarely mentioned in policy debates on climate change. Studies in the past decade have added significantly to understanding the mechanisms and complexity of population and climate interactions. In addition to the growth of total population size, research shows that changes in population composition (i.e. age, urban–rural residence, and household structure) generate substantial effects on the climate system. Moreover, studies by the impact, vulnerability and adaptation (IAV) community also reveal that population dynamics are critical in the near term for building climate change resilience and within adaptation strategies. This paper explores how global population dynamics affect carbon emissions and climate systems, how recent demographic trends matter to worldwide efforts to adapt to climate change, and how population policies could make differences for climate change mitigation and adaptation. (© Springer)


Citer ce billet
Danièle Revel (2011, 23 mars). How do Recent Population Trends Matter to Climate Change? Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 27 mai 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/o8t3

Vous aimerez aussi...

Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse e-mail ne sera pas publiée. Les champs obligatoires sont indiqués avec *

Ce site utilise Akismet pour réduire les indésirables. En savoir plus sur comment les données de vos commentaires sont utilisées.

Rechercher dans OpenEdition Search

Vous allez être redirigé vers OpenEdition Search