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

Climate Change, International Policies, Population and Climate Change

New Climate Report Brings Opportunities for Action

Today’s news headlines are flooded with statements about climate change and its impacts, thanks to a new report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The take-away? Climate change is here and already impacting the world’s poorest and … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Population and Climate Change

Top Climate Scientists Agree: Family Planning Matters

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability section of its Fifth Assessment Report. This report, for the first time ever, recognized the social dimensions of climate change adaptation–including population dynamics. What does that … Continue Reading

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

Environment, Population and Climate Change

Why is Sustainable Management of Oceans, Forests and Biodiversity a Population Issue?

“We need to protect our oceans as if our lives depend on it, because they do.” That was the message brought by Dr. Sylvia Earle from National Geographic to last week’s Eighth Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals … Continue Reading

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Supplies and Demand

In sub-Saharan Africa, 270,000 women die each year due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. We know access to family planning can reduce this number. Yet for 35 million women in the region, family planning supplies and services remain out … Continue Reading