Bioneers Conference | "What's Sex Got to Do With It?"
On October 21, Worldwatch President Robert Engelman will participate in the 23rd annual Bioneers Conference. Taking place in San Rafael, California, the conference brings together social and natural scientists to discuss innovative solutions for a sustainable future. | Read more.
Engelman will speak on the "What's Sex Got to Do With It? Women, Population, and the Earth" panel:
"As global population exceeds 7 billion, and climate and social instabilities are on the rise, many believe we’re exceeding Earth’s carrying capacity. The pressure to change our social and ecological systems is ramping up, and women sit firmly at the center of it all. Yet who decides how population and reproductive rights change, and how? With such gross inequities and different perspectives as exist between the global North and the global South, the issue of population has long been a “third rail” in the environmental movement. Within the U.S., issues of reproductive rights, health and justice are surfacing painful political and social wounds, as well as cultural divides that are debilitating for our collective progress. Join us to navigate across a diverse spectrum of perspectives to explore and integrate anthropological, geopolitical, ecological and social identity impacts and narratives, while exploring how these various stories may find common ground"
- Robert Engelman, author and President of Worldwatch Institute
- Eveline Shen, Executive Director of Forward Together
- John Seager, President of Population Connection
- Muadi Mukenge, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Fund for Women
- Host: Anuja Mendiratta, philanthropic and non-profit consultant