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.
Many environmental problems will be easier to address if world population peaks at 8 billion rather than 11 billion. The good news: there is already a global consensus on how to slow population growth, with programs that improve human well-being … Continue reading
As the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convenes in Copenhagen for its 15th meeting, all eyes are on targets to reduce carbon emissions. At the same time, the irony of climate … Continue reading
Originally published on RH Reality Check The old adage, think globally and act locally, should be heeded in discussing solutions to climate change. While changes in industrialized country consumption patterns and technological solutions are needed to help stop the flow … Continue reading
Linking Population, Fertility and Family Planning with Adaptation to Climate Change: Views from Ethiopia
Aklilu Kidanu, Kimberly Rovin and Karen Hardee As global climate change unfolds, its effects are being felt disproportionately in the world’s poorest countries and among the groups of people least able to cope. Many of the countries hardest hit by … Continue reading
by Kathleen Mogelgaard and Karen Hardee This is a big week in the march towards the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December, where world leaders are expected to hammer out a new global treaty to address the problem. … Continue reading
Kame Westerman is PAI’s Climate Change Intern. She is a current graduate student in Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology at the University of Maryland. As an environment volunteer with the Peace Corps, I was given the task of visiting outlying … Continue reading
Jasmine Wilkins is a graduate of the College of William and Mary . She is serving as New Project Development Intern at Population Action International for the Spring 2009 semester. As a Peace Corps Volunteer you’re assigned to work with … Continue reading
“We farmers don’t have access to family planning and we are moving more and more into poverty.” As the world focuses on the outcomes of the meeting on climate change that just concluded in Poznan, Poland, I am sitting in … Continue reading
Allison Palser is PAI’s 2008 summer communications/website intern. This afternoon, I stopped by the Wilson Center to attend the launch of UNEP’s Africa: Atlas of a Changing Environment. Due to a lengthy wait for the metro train, I arrived a … Continue reading
As we celebrate the 37th Earth Day, the world is increasingly—albeit belatedly—focusing on how to address the growing problem of human-induced climate change and the environmental destruction that contributes to it. One critical, but often overlooked, part of any comprehensive … Continue reading