To mark World Population Day, a UN observance day to raise awareness about how population issues and sustainable development are intertwined, we have gathered together a range of resources that highlight just that.
From how internal migration is shaping urban areas and the challenges of ageing populations, to how increasing populations are putting more people at risk from environmental issues including flooding and food shortages, our resources for schools help to support learning about population issues and challenges.
Take a look at our population resources.
Sustainable Development Goals lecture
We have made the recording of our recent Monday night lecture The Sustainable Development Goals: ambition or fantasy? freely available for everyone to watch online until Monday 15 July. In this lecture Linden Edgell, Global Sustainability Director at ERM, considers whether the Sustainable Development Goals offer a realistic roadmap for the future of our planet. Are they a unifying call or a random wish list, and what do they mean for each of us?
Watch The Sustainable Development Goals: ambition or fantasy?
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To help you visualise the spatial distribution of population, Worldmapper have a series of cartograms which showcase current global population distribution, as well as forecasting the spatial distribution of population changes between 2015 and 2050.
There are also a number of maps highlighting population distribution at certain points in time, from looking back in history to the year 1500 to predicting future population trends at the end of this century in 2100.
Find out more about Worldmapper.
Our 2019 Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients are heading out into the field to begin their summer fieldwork.
Elisabetta Zavoli has won the 2019 Earth Photo competition for her work The Landfill Midwife.
Professor Laura Hammond presented findings of the Migrants on the margins research team to members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at a meeting at the Society last month.
We caught up with some of the previous winners of the Young Geographer of the Year competition who explained the role the competition played in getting them to where they are now.
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