Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

PAI Partners Talk Sustainable Development on Capitol Hill

  Today, PAI—together with the Sierra Club and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)—hosted  a Congressional briefing on integrated population, health and environment (PHE) programs. The briefing featured the work of partners Deepa Pullanikkatil of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) in … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

Population Dynamics Are Crucial to Sustainable Development. So Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Them?

For the past 11 months, a group of United Nations member states has been holding meetings seeking input on future goals for sustainable development once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. Led by co-chair ambassadors from Hungary and … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Environment, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, Population and Climate Change

GEF Opens the Door: Will Family Planning Advocates Walk Through?

This week, I attended my first-ever meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council. The GEF is financial mechanism that provides funding for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. … Continue Reading

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Climate Change, Population and Climate Change

Blowing Out the Candles in a Changing Climate

Today is my birthday. Along with organizing a summer BBQ bash and the annual reflections on your life, goals, and relationships that happen around a birthday, I am also realizing that much of my life is impacted by global circumstances. … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Contraceptives and Condoms, Environment

In the Post-2015 Agenda, Youth Deserve a Seat at the Grown-Ups Table

More than half of the world’s population is under 25. Youth are not merely an ‘interest group’ in the Post-2015 agenda, and they deserve more than a thematic consultation or Google+ Hangout with the decision makers, the grown-ups. It is … Continue Reading

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Data for Development

Relevant, quality, and timely data are essential to effective policy and program design, and to monitoring the impact of interventions. Recognizing the importance of data for development, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to build the capacity of … Continue Reading