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Climate Change, Population, and the Shape of the Future

October 25, 2022 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET

This November, headlines around the world will feature the 27th UN Climate Conference (COP 27) and the world leaders who convene in hopes of moving the needle on climate action. That same month, world population is expected to surpass 8 billion, more than double what it was when many of those world leaders were born. Population and climate change are more often than not siloed in the attention they receive, their inclusion in risk analyses, and in policy responses. And while both climate and population trends are helping to define our future, looking at the two trends together—both in terms of risk as well as potential responses—is key to producing a more accurate picture of where we’re headed, and how to strengthen our collective resilience.

Join the Wilson Center, in partnership with the Population Institute, to hear from an expert panel on how climate change and population trends are shaping our world, and what this means for understanding future risk and potential solutions.

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Climate Change's Impact on Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes

November 1, 2022 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am ET

Climate change directly and indirectly affects maternal and newborn health outcomes globally. Exposure to climate-related stressors can lead to adverse health outcomes, including miscarriage, low birth weight, malnutrition, and respiratory disease. Additionally, increases in infectious disease and food insecurity driven in part by climate change can have long-term effects, including increased rates of child marriage. Climate-related crises can also lead to diminished access to necessary sexual and reproductive health services. For example, individuals forcibly displaced as a result of extreme weather events face enormous barriers to access necessary health care.

Please join the Wilson Center, in collaboration with UNFPA, for a panel discussion addressing the lasting effects of climate change on maternal and newborn health outcomes and the importance of addressing this often overlooked intersection of issues in global climate discussions. Panelists will share lived experience, evidence-based research, and innovations and policies from regions most directly impacted by climate change.

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