Topic » Environment
Rapid population growth creates pressure on basic resources such as water, forests and land, as well as threatening plant and animal species with extinction. Providing family planning to the millions of couples who want it can reduce this pressure.
PAI research shows that family planning and natural resource conservation are an effective combination that can improve economic development, public health and environmental sustainability. PAI advocates that reproductive health always be included among the components of international development programs.
The heat down here is unbearable, not because of global warming, but as a result of the fast spinning shafts that drive turbines to generate hydroelectric power. The massive engines use the high-pressure water before releasing it to flow downstream, … Continue reading
There is growing recognition of the importance of population dynamics for the challenges and solutions associated with climate change. Population size, growth, composition, distribution and mobility are constantly changing, and these changes affect our climate and the ability of people … Continue reading
When I was a teenager, I wasn’t an ideal student. My girlfriends and I would often skip class—especially gym—and sneak off to the bathroom. We would eat snacks, play with makeup and talk about boys, celebrities, or any number of … Continue reading
When natural disasters strike, women are often the hardest hit. But when women are empowered to plan and space their children, they can better adapt to climate change. PAI is working with local partners in Bangladesh to make sure these … Continue reading
For almost 50 years, PAI has been at the forefront of helping women around the globe access the contraception and reproductive care they need. Family planning improves the lives of women, their children, and their families but it also has … Continue reading
“Superstorms like Sandy face us everyday… we must break the silence.” Those are the words of a PAI partner in Bangladesh, a country that faces the highest risk of flooding in the world. One-third of the country floods every year … Continue reading
The combined effects of climate change and population dynamics are escalating food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty levels in many African countries,including Malawi. However, these two issues are not prioritized in broader development plans and resource allocation, and interventions to address … Continue reading
The combined effects of climate change and population dynamics in Kenya are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty. However, these two issues are not prioritized and addressed together in the country’s development plans. The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) … Continue reading