CitationBilsborrow, Richard E. (2002). Migration and Land Use in Ecuador.. O'Neill, Brian (Ed.) (pp. 6-7). Laxenburg, Austria: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
AbstractIn 2001 IIASA, the IUSSP (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population), and the UNU (United Nations University) started a joint initiative to prepare a comprehensive scientific assessment of the role of population in sustainable development strategies, with the aim of producing a science-based policy statement as input to the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development. The Global Science Panel comprises over 30 distinguished scientists from various disciplines and comes under the joint patronage of Maurice Strong and Nafis Sadik. It is coordinated by Wolfgang Lutz and Mahendra Shah,
and receives financial support from the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), the government of Austria, and the MacArthur Foundation. Initial discussions were held at a meeting at NIDI (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute) and at General Conferences organized by the IUSSP and IHDP (International Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Program). Drafts were also discussed at two cyber seminars organized by the IUSSP/IHDP Population Environment Research Network (PERN). Full documentation of these seminars can be found at www.populationenvironmentresearch.org.