On 10th March (8h30-13h00), the next Brussels Development Briefing will discuss the key role Biodiversity plays in rural development, especially for ACP countries. Issues at stae include: the relationship between poverty and biodiversity, the effects of biodiversity loss in hunger and food insecurity, governance issues, the Intellectual Property Rights’ challenge, farmers rights and economic incentives, policies and legislation at the national, regional and global levels.
Our video guest: Carl Haub, Population Reference Bureau, Washington
Our video guest this week is Mr. Carl Haub is a senior demographer and holder of the Conrad Taeuber Chair of Population Information at the Population Reference Bureau in Washington where he has been employed since 1979.On the occasion of his intervention at the Brussels Development Briefing on population growth and its implications for rural areas in ACP countries, Mr.Carl Haub explained the current trends of population growth in the world. He presented poverty as an obstacle for the adoption of policies to address population growth. However, Mr. Carl Haub also pointed at some false interpretations of demographic figures. He therefore spoke about the necessity to have accurate statistics and their rightful contextualization.