Tatacoa Desert

November 23, 2022

PSTC Researcher Investigates Accessibility of Land Degradation Data in Colombia

As part of his ongoing work with the Land Degradation Neutrality Project (Tools4LDN), Interim Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) and Assistant Professor of Population Studies Kevin Mwenda and his colleagues hosted a series of virtual pilot workshops with collaborators in Colombia to assess how current datasets can be better used to monitor the impacts of global land degradation.

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A family walks along Griffith Park in Los Angeles on Nov. 14, a day before the world’s population hit 8 billion people, according to U.N. figures.

November 21, 2022

The world population hit 8 billion — but with a peak in sight. What lessons does that have for climate change?

Today’s climate emergency is reminiscent of the past population growth crisis: Both represent existential challenges requiring sustained global efforts. Our success on the population issue holds key lessons for addressing the climate crisis as well.


Photo of interior of Mencoff Hall, home of PSTC

PSTC Sociologist and Demographer Elizabeth Fussell discusses climate solutions amidst population growth in this com…