Archive for: Bibliography

This report explores whether there a scientific evidence base demonstrating that the use of family planning contributes to environmental sustainability. The Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA) conducted a two-year collaborative review of more than 900 peer-reviewed research papers from around the world published from 2005 through early 2016. The findings generally affirm that the influence of voluntary family planning on environmental problems is both real and constructive. FPESA identified considerable evidence supporting—and very little refuting—that voluntary family planning promotes environmental benefits and that expanding access to it can help bring about an environmentally sustainable world that meets human needs. The report also concludes that the diversity of researchers interested in the family-planning connection to the environment is high. The report features the project’s findings, perspectives on major related issues by eight authors, and an annotated bibliography containing assessments of 50 of the most compelling papers relevant to the linkage.

Year: 2016

Source: Worldwatch Institute

Access the resource

    This annotated bibliography provides an overview of 25 research papers that represent some of the diversity of research, perspectives, policy relevance, and advocacy opportunities around population and climate change interactions. These final 25 papers were selected as a useful start to anyone interested in exploring how the issues of population dynamics, reproductive health, family planning, women’s empowerment and climate change interact. Undoubtedly, the selection of these papers reflects some biases. Population Action International is primarily interested in policy application, climate change adaptation, and the role of increasing access to family planning and reproductive health services as a way to improve the well-being of women, their families and the environment.

    Year: 2013

    Source: PAI

    Access the resource