Population, environment and energy


Demographic dynamics are also linked to environmental contexts and issues, both regionally (e.g. parasitic and infectious diseases) and globally, such as climate change. At the Demographic Research Centre, several studies are part of this axis and focus on water-related diseases in Dakar, the influence of extreme events linked to global warming (floods, cyclones, drought) on fertility and fertility intentions in Bangladesh, or on the measurement of energy poverty in Belgium and its impact on the health and well-being of the households. Energy consumption practices and energy policies are also analysed, both for Belgium and for Europe. In DEMO, most of this type of research is carried out using mixed methods.

Person in charge: Françoise Bartiaux