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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.

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.

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.

The Impact of Population, Health and Environment Projects: A Synthesis of the Evidence

This synthesis report examines and summarizes recent available evidence from integrated PHE projects to document what they are measuring and/or not measuring, assess the current state of PHE project monitoring and evaluation, and identify gaps in evaluation and research for current and future PHE projects to improve upon.

The 3rd National Conference on Population, Health, and Environment (PHE)

A final report on the highlights from the third National Conference on Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) was held in March 2008 Tagatay City, Philippines.

Sustainable Development in East Africa: Lessons From Four Population, Health, and Environment Projects

This publication features insights from four ongoing PHE projects in East Africa—two led by Pathfinder International and two by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW)—and provides recommendations for those seeking to refine the PHE development framework.

South-South Exchange on Integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) for Executives of Government and NGOs

A report on the USAID-funded BALANCED Project-sponsored South-to-South learning opportunity for government and non-governmental officials to observe how local stakeholders in the Philippines implement integrated Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approaches.

Scaling up Population and Environment Approaches in Madagascar: A Case Study

This case study focuses specifically on how the conservation sector has engaged in identifying and addressing unmet need for family planning in Madagascar over approximately two decades (1988 -2007), in the context of improving local livelihoods and reducing pressures on the country’s dwindling natural resource base including its unique biodiversity.

Scaling Up Integrated Population, Health and Environment Approaches in the Philippines

This report notes several opportunities for scaling-up PHE projects in the Philippines, such as reaching out to new locations and people, extending pilot projects to policies at local and national levels, and expanding services to current clients.

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