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The Promise of Planetary Health
This video, presented by the Planetary Health Alliance in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund and the Harvard University Center for the Environment, highlights how the disruption of nature is […]
Women’s Role in Adapting to Climate Change and Variability
This article highlights women’s important role in the adaptation of and search for safer communities, which leads them to understand better the causes and consequences of changes in climatic conditions.
Women’s Organizations and Climate Finance: Engaging in Processes and Accessing Resources
This report is one piece of the ongoing work and advocacy undertaken by many colleagues and collaborators, to transform our climate finance system into one that is gender-responsive and equitable.
Weathering Change: Stories About Climate and Family From Women Around the World
This film spotlights stories in Ethiopia, Nepal and Peru of women as they struggle to care for their families, while enduring crop failures and water scarcity.
Vulnerability and Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Current Research and Needs for Population Information
This paper addresses four related topics: (1) varying definitions of vulnerability and resilience (and, to a lesser extent, adaptive capacity) and the implications of those differences for societal analysis, (2) candidate approaches to characterizing societal resilience to climate change, (3) methods for assessing resilience, and (4) the potential contribution of a richer understanding of affected populations to the study of resilience.
Voluntary Family Planning to Minimise and Mitigate Climate Change
This article outlines the evidence for voluntary accessible family planning as a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change.
The Role of Community-Based Coastal Conservation and Development Initiatives in Building Social-Ecological Resilience to Climate Change: Experiences From Southern Madagascar
This article examines a PHE program in Madagascar, and illustrates how practical initiatives can contribute to building immediate and long-lasting resilience and adaptive capacity.
The Economics of Population Policy for Carbon Emissions Reduction in Developing Countries
This paper considers the economic case for increasing financial support for female education and family planning from resources devoted to carbon emissions abatement.
State of World Population 2009: Facing a Changing World: Women, Population, and Climate
This 2009 flagship report argues that reproductive health care, including family planning, and gender relations could influence the future course of climate change and affect how humanity adapts to rising seas, worsening storms and severe droughts.
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