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.

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Exploring the Connections between Research and Advocacy

May 25, 2012

In early May, PAI traveled to San Francisco for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA). PAI staff joined 2,100 participants for three days of sessions covering a broad range of topics in the population field. … Continue reading »

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The Future I Want for My Great Grandchildren

May 24, 2012

Achieving global sustainability: The Elders in conversation with young global leaders Nelson Mandela once said that, ‘‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.” The world has been discussing sustainable development way before I was born. Now we have a chance … Continue reading »

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Connecting Reproductive Health and Climate Change

April 25, 2012

In March PAI’s Roger-Mark De Souza presented at the Countdown 2015 Europe High Level Expert Meeting. Countdown 2015 is a consortium of 16 leading European non-governmental organizations working to address the global unmet need for family planning. De Souza presented … Continue reading »

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A Supportive Framework for Sustainable Choices: Stockholm+40 High Level Panel

April 25, 2012

This week, PAI Atlas Fellow Esther Agbarakwe is participating in the Stockholm+40 Conference. The conference, organized by the Swedish Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to seeks to “highlight young people’s views and proposals for solutions … Continue reading »

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Family Planning Improves Women’s Lives

April 20, 2012

PAI Partner, Negash Teklu explains how PHE Ethiopia has combined family planning and natural resource conservation to improve economic development, environmental sustainability and the health of women and their families.

Policy Brief

Why Population Matters to Water Resources

February 17, 2012

Water is a key element of life for everyone on Earth. As the world’s population grows, the demand for water mounts and pressure on finite water resources intensifies. Climate change, which is also closely tied to population growth, will also … Continue reading »

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Why Population Matters to Migration and Urbanization

February 16, 2012

People are moving from place to place more than ever before. Rates of international migration are increasing, and more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities. Many personal, economic, and environmental factors drive migration, and the pressures … Continue reading »

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Why Population Matters to Forests

February 16, 2012

Deforestation threatens the well-being and livelihoods of millions of people who heavily depend on forest resources. It is particularly devastating for women and children in poor rural communities. Yet deforestation is occurring at alarmingly high rates, especially in areas of … Continue reading »

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Why Population Matters to Biodiversity

February 16, 2012

Links between Population and Biodiversity Population is recognized as an indirect driver of biodiversity loss, as human demands for resources like food and fuel play a key role in driving biodiversity degradation. This happens primarily through the conversion of ecosystems … Continue reading »

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Why Population Matters

October 31, 2011

Why Population Matters, a new publication, explains how population is connected to other development issues such as maternal health, poverty, security and climate change. Continue reading »

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