“In 2100 the world’s population could count three and a half billion more people with a potential high impact on nature”
The XXXVII Environment Day kicks off at the Accademia dei Lincei, which unfolds tomorrow in via della Lungara with the conference ‘Population and Environment’ whose coordinating committee is led by Bruno Carli, Guido Forni, Massimo Livi Bacci and Roberto Zelli. “In 2100 – underlines the Accademia dei Lincei -” the world’s population could count three and a half billion people more than today, an increase equal to that which has occurred in the last forty years “.
“There is therefore a slowdown in growth, which nevertheless remains significant, with a potential high impact on the environment” and for this reason, underlined by the Lincei, “the conference aims to explore some aspects of the relationship between population growth and environmental balances, identifying the major critical issues and discussing possible lines of action to moderate the negative effects of growth”.
The calendar of works at Palazzo Corsini, after the greeting of the Presidency of the Accademia dei Lincei and with Giovanni Seminara – Linceo of the University of Genoa – opens with the relationship by Gustavo De Santis of the University of Florence and the theme “The population of the world from today to the end of the century: the probable and the uncertain”. Then Telmo Pievani of the University of Padua intervenes with his report “The human impact and the environment: a short history of a million years”, followed by the intervention of Giorgio Federici of the University of Florence “Population and water : abundance and scarcity “. The work continues with Paolo Vinesi of the Imperial College of London who exhibits the report on “Climate change, health and diseases”. Finally, Massimo Livi Bacci – Linceo of the University of Florence intervenes, opening a focus on “The anthropization of the planet and demographic growth”.