Ethical Perspectives on Population and the Sustainable Development Goals

Date: 25 September
Time: 09:00-18:00

Welcome to a One-Day Workshop at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm

When:  25:th of September at 9.00–18.00
Where: Institute for Futures Studies, Holländargatan 13, Stockholm

This workshop aims to lay the ground for a future research project on an ethically informed treatment of population on the development agenda. The preliminary aim of the future project is to develop a normative framework for assessing population policies as a means to meet the sustainable development goals. The workshop is organised by Eric Brandstedt, Olle Torpman and Henrik Andersson at the Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm.

09:00–09:30  Coffee

09:30–09:40 Welcome and introduction by project group

09:40–10:40  Kalle Grill (Umeå): ‘Procreation and Consumption: Six Moral Differences’

10:40–11:00  Coffee          

11:00–12:00  Simon Caney (Warwick): ‘Ecological Liberalism and Sustainable Development’

12:00–13:30  Lunch

13:30–14:30  Hilary Greaves (Oxford): ‘Some Contrarian Perspectives on the Population Debate’

14:30–15:30  Kimberly Nicholas (Lund): ‘Population, Environment, and Human Development in Science and Popular Media’

15:30–16:00  Coffee

16:00–17:00  Dean Spears (Rice): ‘Population Momentum, Population Ethics, and the Prospects for Fertility Policy as Climate Mitigation Policy’

17:00–18:00  General discussion and planning session

19:30– Dinner

Attendance is free of charge and everyone is welcome, but please send an email to to let us know you're coming.

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