People and the Planet

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The People and the planet working group was set up by the Royal Society and is chaired by Sir John Sulston FRS, Chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics & Innovation, University of Manchester. [1]

Other members of the Working Group [2]

  • Pat Bateson - Emeritus Professor of Ethology, University of Cambridge
  • Nigel Biggar - Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, University of Oxford
  • Cai Fang - Director of the Institute of Population & Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Suzana Cavenaghi - President of the Latin America Population Association, Brazil
  • John Cleland - Professor of Medical Demography, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Joel Cohen - Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor, Laboratory of Populations, Rockefeller University and Columbia University, USA
  • Partha Dasgupta - Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge
  • Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue - Associate Professor, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University and Associate Director, Cornell Population Program.
  • Alastair Fitter - Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of York
  • Demissie Habte - President of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences
  • Sarah Harper - Director, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford
  • Tim Jackson - Director of the Research group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment. University of Surrey
  • Georgina Mace - Professor of Conservation Science, Imperial College London
  • Susan Owens - Professor of Environment and Policy, University of Cambridge
  • Jonathon Porritt - Co-founder, Forum for the Future
  • Malcolm Potts - Professor of Population and Family Planning, University of Berkley, USA
  • Jules Pretty - Professor of Environment & Society, University of Essex
  • Faujdar Ram - Director International Institute for Population Sciences
  • Roger Short - Emeritus Professor of Reproduction Biology, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Sarah Spencer - Deputy Director, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford
  • Zheng Xiaoying - Director of Population Institute, Peking University & Vice Chairman of Chinese Population
  • Eliya Zulu - Executive Director, African Institute for Development Policy and President, Union for African Population Studies

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  1. People and the Planet, Royal Society, accessed January 13, 2011.
  2. People and the Planet, Royal Society, accessed January 13, 2011.