UCL Institute for Global Health
The UCL-Leverhulme Trust Population Footprints Symposium
25 - 26 May 2011
A global event
Population Footprints, the 2011 UCL-Leverhulme Trust symposium on human
population growth and global carrying capacity, took place in London on
25-26 May in London with a satellite meeting in Kenya. This high
profile global event, deemed to be ‘the population event of the year’,
was an outstanding success. The symposium brought together cross-sector
academics, NGOs and activists from the global South and North to debate
and address practical policy concerns on a range of inter-related issues
of critical importance for the 21st century.
Almost 300 delegates and 35 speakers and chairs took part in the symposium, representing a total of 33 countries. The many world-renowned speakers, including academics and representatives of multi-lateral and non-governmental organisations were extremely well received by an equally diverse and multi-disciplinary audience. The opening sessions in London were linked to the satellite meeting of 100 delegates in Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), in partnership with the Government of Kenya and various local agencies.
The symposium succeeded in fostering debate and bringing different perspectives and policy approaches to a range of complex and often contentious issues related to the main themes: consumption, reproductive health and rights, climate change, 'sustainable' growth, ageing, migration and other population dynamics.
For more information visit the Population Footprints website