A study published by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates the global population will rise to the mid-60s and then plummet in much of the world, while soaring in Africa. The study examines fertility, mortality and migration, and forecasts global population to rise to 9.7 billion in 2065 and then rapidly decline by close to one billion people by the end of the century.
Beyond the numbers are the dramatic population drops in Europe, most of Asia, South and Central America, juxtaposed against large increases in Africa. The societal and economic challenges will be immense. No one country alone can address the issues that will arise.
We invited Stein Emil Vollset, lead author of the extensive report on global populations, to join us for a Conversation That Matters about the significance of huge population swings on countries around the world.
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