Environment, Family Planning, Population and Climate Change

What We’re Reading: New Study Misses the Point on Family Planning

Last week, there was a flurry of media attention around a new study out of Australia that claimed the world’s growing population is just going to keep on growing, destroying the planet, and there’s nothing we can do about it. … Continue Reading

Environment

The Future of Community Development Looks Like This

Madagascar is truly a biological treasure—80 percent of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on the planet. However,  the island nation also suffers from food insecurity and a rapidly growing population. The result? By the early 2000s, nearly 90 … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

At the U.N. and Everywhere, Women Need to Be in the Conversation

Today, world leaders are gathered in New York for a climate change summit convened by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. And yesterday, the U.N. General Assembly held a special session reviewing 20 years of progress on reproductive health and … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

What Does Family Planning Have To Do With Earth Day?

Happy Earth Day! Nearly 45 years have passed since the oil spill in my hometown of Santa Barbara, California, which propelled the founding of Earth Day by Sen. Gaylord Nelson. Despite tremendous awareness and mobilization since that watershed moment, today’s … Continue Reading

Environment

Global Forest Watch Empowers Advocates With Invaluable Data

High-quality and timely data is critical to evidence-based advocacy. Unfortunately, it is also often hard to come by. That’s why I am grateful to have discovered the World Resources Institute’s new Global Forest Watch platform, which provides precisely the kind of … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading