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People-Centered Sustainable Development: Population Issues in the Rio+20 Negotiations

Sustainability Series

Jose Miguel Guzman

  • Chief of the Population and Development Branch, UN Population Fund

At June's Rio+20 Conference, representatives from across the globe will meet to adopt a new framework for sustainable development. In this talk, Guzman argues that population dynamics should be part of the outcome document of Rio and shows the difficulties in ensuring this outcome.

Before joining the UN, Guzman worked for the Population Division of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Over his career, Guzman has focused on population dynamics, fertility, mortality, demographic transition, population projections, urbanization, and, most recently, linkages between population and climate change.

February 14, 2012
12:00 -1:30 p.m.