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

Environment, Family Planning

Population + Health + Environment = Sustainability? Ethiopia Shows How It’s Done

It takes us two hours by rocky dusty road to get here. Hawaryat Town is nestled in the mountains of Southwestern Ethiopia. It is in the Guraghe Zone, one of the most densely populated in the country and as we … 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, 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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Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

Men, Machines and Climate Change…Where Are the Women?

The heat down here is unbearable, not because of global warming, but as a result of the fast spinning shafts that drive turbines to generate hydroelectric power. The massive engines use the high-pressure water before releasing it to flow downstream, … Continue Reading

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