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Population / food / health

China's food security

European rural development

Regional development


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Gerhard K. Heilig

A-3004 Riederberg, Austria
e-mail: gerhard.heilig@gmail.com



Websites developed for United Nations
Population Division:


Research websites:
www.dataworldwide.org [New]

Commercial websites:


What's new?

World Population Prospects, the 2015 Revision

The UN World Population Prospects, the 2015 Revision
This presentation on the "UN World Population Prospects" was given on 11 September 2015 at the International School on Energy Systems, organized by the Forschungszentrum Jülich at Kloster Seeon, Germany. The presentation highlights key results from the most recent revision of global population estimates and projections published by the United Nations Population Division. The presentation is available in two versions:
1. The original presentation delivered at the meeting (short version)
2. The extended version

PowerPoint presentation (in German): Demographische Ungleichgewichte
This presentation on "Demographic Imbalances - Comparing Africa and Europe" was given on 17 July 2015 at the Akademie für Politik und Zeitgeschehen der Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung in Munich, Germany. The presentation highlights the demographic differences between Africa and Europe between 1950 and 2100. The presentation is available in two versions:
1. The original presentation delivered at the meeting (short version)
2. The extended version with an additional discussion of consequences

PowerPoint presentation: Population and Economy
This presentation on "Population and Economy - Global demographics and the changing world" was given on 6 October 2013 at the 1st Annual Client Conference of Kings Point Capital Management at the Trump National Doral Resort in Miami, Florida. The presentation highlights five components of global population change and three noteworthy trends in US demographics. The presentation argues that demographic change is responsible for long-term shifts in the economic potential of countries and regions.
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Website: DemoGraphics
This website is dedicated to providing analytic charts, maps, data animations and diagrams to everyone who is interested in global demographic trends. Its aim is to visualize the various aspects of global demographic change - a force that will fundamentally transform our world in the twenty-first century. The website is currently under construction!
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RS&C Research Software and Consulting

Business: Research, Software & Consulting
After my retirement from the United Nations Population Division I have started to provide consulting services on all issues related to global population change. I am particularly interested in economic, social, political, geo-strategic and environmental opportunities and risks emerging from the worldwide demographic transitions. Topics include population ageing, urbanization, fertility decline, depopulation, or the relation between population growth and political stability.
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Updated: 9 October 2013