This Webinar kicked off the cyberseminar held May 10–18, 2021, by the Population and Environment Research Network (PERN), which focused on new perspectives and innovative methodological approaches in geography, remote sensing, economics, disaster studies, and development studies, that shed light on the environmental and climatic challenges faced by global refugees. Organized by Jamon Van Den Hoek and David Wrathall, Oregon State U.; and Susana Adamo and Alex de Sherbinin, CIESIN, Columbia U., and PERN co-coordinators. PERN is a panel of The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and a sustained partner of Future Earth. Co-sponsored by GEO Human Planet, technical support by the NASA-funded Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network of Columbia University.
This PERN Webinar kicked off the cyberseminar May 18–25, 2021, focusing on analysis of the population-climate change-food security nexus using methodological tools and concepts in demography, geography, economics, systems analysis, and other related fields. It was hosted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and organized by IIASA, University of Minnesota, CUNY Baruch, CIESIN-Columbia University, Environmental Science for Social Change), Population Council and Asian Population Research Center, and Escola Nacional de Ciências Estatísticas-ENCE. Learn more at https://populationenvironmentresearch.org/cyberseminars.
Using the results of a climate vulnerability mapping exercise for Mali, West Africa, as an example, this video describes how SEDAC data were integrated with NASA data to produce a decision support tool for the US Agency for International Development (USAID).