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In a blog sharing impressions of Planet Under Pressure conference which took place in London last month, the Woodrow Wilson Centre has reflected on whether nuanced discussion on the difficult topics of population and human health was a bridge too far, and reports on efforts by PSN and colleagues to influence the debate.
Addressing the social, environmental and economic challenges associated with rapid and growing urbanisation is bringing some 3,000 experts from around the world together in London this week for the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference.
The UK Government is working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and partners to host a Family Planning summit in London in July 2012.
Climate change will cause an upward surge in migration this century, and governments in disaster-prone Asia-Pacific nations must promptly enact a broad range of measures to stave off future humanitarian crises, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released today.
More than one billion children now live in crowded cities around the world but too many are stuck among the poorest of the poor without electricity, water or education, according to a new report from UNICEF.
Celebrated scientists and development thinkers today warn that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by unsustainable population increase, overconsumption and environmentally malign technologies.
A new article published by Population Referenfce Bureau (PRB) highlights an integrated population, health environment (PHE) project by PSN member Blue Ventures.
A group of global policy makers examining ways to combat challenges such as climate change, water scarcity and human consumption patterns, has presented its findings to the UN Secretary-General.
After a period of substantial decline, the global abortion rate has stalled, according to new research from the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO), which notes that the plateau coincides with slowdown in what had been a steady increase in contraceptive use.
Consideration of population dynamics is essential for the response to climate change, argues UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Director Dr Babatunde Osotimehin in an article for The Guardian Nigeria.