The world's population reaching 7 billion marked a critical milestone for humanity, and one that has helped draw attention to the issues at the very core of PSN's work.
PSN marked the occasion with an event at the UK Houses of Parliament, Population and Climate Change in a World of 7 Billion. Joining with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health, and the UCL Institute for Global Health, we launched two publications; PSN's Report of the International Policy Symposium on Population Dynamics, Reproductive Health and Rights and Climate Change, and The UCL & Leverhulme Trust Population Footprints Symposium Report.
A shared, resounding message of these reports is that both population and consumption issues are important to the very real environmental issues we face. PSN will continue to work to increase understanding of this message and to promote integrated approaches to sustainable development, knowing that advancing reproductive health and rights in tandem with efforts to reduce consumption will be more effective than focusing on either 'population' or 'consumption' alone.
Read on to learn more about this event and the new resources.
We'd also like to welcome our new network members: Blue Ventures, Community Health Africa Trust (CHAT), Partners for Population and Development Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO) and Population Health Environment (PHE) Ethiopia Consortium. PSN has already had the benefit of working with these organisations on various exciting and valuable initiatives so we're delighted these organisations are now part of the network and we look forward to working with you further in the future.
Population and Sustainability Network