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A brief window of opportunity exists to shape the development of cities globally before a boom in infrastructure construction transforms urban land cover, according to a new study forecasting urban expansion to 2010 and impacts on biodiversity.
Population is growing more rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa than other regions of the world, making people more vulnerable to climate change impacts and undermining sustainable development on the continent, according to a new report by PAI and AFIDEP.
The world needs to find the equivalent of the flow of 20 Nile rivers by 2025 to grow enough food to feed a rising population and help avoid conflicts over water scarcity, a group of former leaders said on Monday.
Church and state lock horns over proposed family planning legislation that has reached parliament after years of wrangling.
Water scarcity's effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed population expected to reach 9bn by 2050, according to research by some of the world's leading water scientists.
Today, 22 August, is Earth Overshoot Day, marking the date when humanity has exhausted nature's budget for the year, warns the Global Footprint Network.
Asia must act now to pave the way for green, resource-friendly cities or face a bleak and environmentally degraded future, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
Population growth poses an imminent threat to the supply of water to key urban cities in the Andes, and will significantly exacerbate the impacts of climate change upon water security, according to a new study.
Rich countries have pledged $2.6bn over the next eight years at today’s family planning summit in London, in what was described as a breakthrough for the world's poorest women and girls. The money, coupled with commitments from developing countries, is expected to provide access to family planning for 120 million women in the global south.
Ahead of the London Family Planning Summit taking place this week, leading medical journal The Lancet has published a Family Planning Series reviewing the evidence for the effects of population and family planning on people’s well-being and the environment.