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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18817.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

Monday, September 30, 2013

8:30 a.m. Welcome

BECS Board Director

8:35 Introduction to the Workshop

William Rouse (Session Chair)

8:45 Earth as a System William Rouse
9:30 Understanding population in human-environment relationships: Science shaped by world-views or evidence?

B.L. Turner II

10:15 Discussion
11:00 Challenges to the Earth System: Character and Magnitude of the Challenges in 2050

W.G. Ernst (Session Chair)

11:05 Demographic trends and their consequences

John Bongaarts

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18817.
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11:35 Demographic and economic drivers of consumption and environmental change abstract

Andrew Jorgenson and Juliet Schor

12:05 p.m. Urbanization in the 21st century: Challenges and opportunities for environmental sustainability

Peter Marcotullio and Karen Seto

12:35 Discussion
2:00 Challenges to the Earth System: Consequences to the Earth System
Henry Harpending (Session Chair)
2:05 Biodiversity and ecosystem services in a world of 10 billion

Steve Polasky

2:35 Future demand and supply pressures on water: Implications for agriculture and other sectors

Siwa Msangi

3:05 Energy, land, and water on a 10 billion person planet: An integrated perspective
James A. (Jae) Edmonds
3:35 Discussion
5:00 Special Presentation
X-Events and human progress (or, why the trend is not your friend)

John Casti

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

8:30 a.m. Equitable Resource Distribution

B.L. Turner II (Session Chair)

8:35 Global income inequality: Historical trends and policy implications for the future

Branko Milanović

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18817.
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9:05 Population, internal inequality and conspicuous consumption in Africa: Trends and implications for sustainability

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue

9:35 Intergenerational tradeoffs, demographic metabolism, and the long term benefits of equitable empowerment in the near term

Wolfgang Lutz

10:35 Discussion
11:00 Interaction Between Earth and Societal Systems
Terry Chapin (Session Chair)
11:05 The distribution of population health and consumption risk in low, middle and high income countries: The Rose paradigm revisited

Lisa Berkman

11:35 Demography and climate change: Current understanding, future directions

Brian O’Neill

12:05 p.m. Discussion
1:45 Plenary discussion
3:15 Workshop adjourns
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18817.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18817.
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The Earth's population, currently 7.2 billion, is expected to rise at a rapid rate over the next 40 years. Current projections state that the Earth will need to support 9.6 billion people by the year 2050, a figure that climbs to nearly 11 billion by the year 2100. At the same time, most people envision a future Earth with a greater average standard of living than we currently have - and, as a result, greater consumption of our planetary resources. How do we prepare our planet for a future population of 10 billion? How can this population growth be achieved in a manner that is sustainable from an economic, social, and environmental perspective?

Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People? is the summary of a multi-disciplinary workshop convened by the National Academies in October 2013 to explore how to increase the world's population to 10 billion in a sustainable way while simultaneously increasing the well-being and standard of living for that population. This report examines key issues in the science of sustainability that are related to overall human population size, population growth, aging populations, migration toward cities, differential consumption, and land use change, by different subpopulations, as viewed through the lenses of both social and natural science.

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