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Public Lecture with Roman Hoffmann (IIASA)
Public Lecture with Roman Hoffman
02.12.2021, 16:15 - 17:45, on zoom
Climate Change, Migration and Displacement
In the world, substantial health inequalities both across social strata and geographical locations persist. Every year, several million people die from preventable or treatable causes with the poor in low- and middle-income countries being most severely affected. In my dissertation I study the health situation of poor households in the Philippines and analyze the potential impact of community health programs in achieving sustainable improvements.
Roman Hoffmann is a research scholar in the IIASA Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program with affiliations at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Vienna and degrees in sociology and economics from the University of Munich. In his research, Roman studies the relationship between environmental change and population dynamics as well as resulting implications for sustainable development. His work focuses on diverse topics related to climate impacts on human livelihoods, climate-induced migration, adaptation and resilience, and environmental health. In addition, he is interested in factors influencing climate change mitigation and sustainability, including drivers of environmental concerns, pro-environmental behaviors, and support for climate action.
This event is part of the lecture series “Der grüne Faden” of the Studium Oecologicum, which is organised by the student initiative Nachhaltigkeitsbüro at HU Berlin.
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