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May 13, 2024

Reproductive choice in national biodiversity policy

The 196 countries which have ratified the UN Convention on Biological Diversity are required to develop and implement national biodiversity strategies and action plans, or NBSAPs. Each NBSAP is developed […]

June 14, 2021

History of Population, Health, and Environment Approaches in the Philippines

This booklet summarizes the journey of Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) in the Philippines. Synthesizing decades of leadership and learnings from PHE programs led by local and regional experts, it […]

April 14, 2021

Why Population Matters

This report focuses on how population impacts many aspects of our lives, including issues as diverse as poverty, health, education, water, and forests.

Thriving Together Campaign

Thriving Together is a diverse movement of over 160 organisations working in 170 countries, all of which support the Thriving Together statement, at the heart of which is an agreement that removal of barriers to family planning is critically important not only for women and girls, but also for environmental conservation and biodiversity.

April 13, 2021

The Interaction of Human Population, Food Production, and Biodiversity Protection

An important approach to sustaining biodiversity and human well-being is through actions that can slow and eventually reverse population growth: investing in universal access to reproductive health services and contraceptive technologies, advancing women’s education, and achieving gender equality.

Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch: Report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health

This Commission identifies three categories of challenges that must be addressed to maintain and enhance human health in the face of increasingly harmful environmental trends, and identifies opportunities for action to reduce environmental damage by six key constituencies: health professionals, research funders and the academic community, the UN and Bretton Woods bodies, governments, investors and corporate reporting bodies, and civil society organisations

Review of Population-Health-Environment Programs Supported by the Packard Foundation and USAID

This report to USAID provides an assessment of the success of the Packard and USAID-funded population-environment field projects with a particular focus on six USAID-funded projects in the Philippines and Madagascar, three of which are co-funded with Packard.

April 9, 2021

Poverty and Biodiversity: Measuring the Overlap of Human Poverty and Biodiversity Hotspots

This paper presents five key socioeconomic poverty indicators (access to water, undernourishment, potential population pressure, number living below poverty line and debt service) and integrates them with an ecologically based hotspots analysis in order to illustrate the magnitude of the overlap between biological conservation and poverty.

April 8, 2021

Population Dynamics and Biodiversity: A PSN Briefing Paper

This briefing paper makes the links between population dynamics (including population growth, density and migration) with biodiversity loss and demands for food, energy, land and other natural resources.

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