Population Pressures : Links
There are 43 documents in this section.
14 May 2008
Worldwatch is a well-respected environmental organisation which has done much to alert the public and policy-makers to the long-term consequences of cropland loss, declining biological diversity, damaged fisheries, stressed water systems, unwise subsidies, poverty and consumer pressures in meeting the nutritional needs of a growing world population.
14 May 2008
The Global Environment Outlook series keeps abreast of environmental issues as they unfold. It also highlights the most significant environmental developments in the year in a visually appealing and reliable volume.
14 May 2008
The UN Environment Programme site covers treaties and instruments concerning the environment and sustainable development, most notably Agenda 21 - a working plan for sustainable development to be the basis for national and international action. Also includes information on a variety of environmental topics and related links.
14 May 2008
Sustainable Development International Online provides a centralised source of information, updated on a regular basis in connection with the World Summit on Sustainable Development, with case studies, news and feature articles.
24 August 2004
Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1916, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. is the world's largest voluntary reproductive health care organisation. Its website contains a variety of information on reproductive health issues, news, publications, a comprehensive links section, and more. The organisation also has an international programme at: www.plannedparenthood.org/global/
17 June 2003
The excellent Living Planet Report is WWF's periodic update on the state of the world's ecosystems - as measured by the Living Planet Index - and the human pressures on them through the consumption of renewable natural resources - as measured by the Ecological Footprint. There is a cause/effect linkage between the two measures.
22 May 2003
A good overview on the connections between the urban environment and human health.
31 March 2003
The Optimum Population Trust believes that the UK's long-term sustainable population level is not more than 30 million . And that Earth cannot sustain its current numbers and growth rate without causing catastrophic climate change. Research and policy are summarised on this website and available to all members in the OPT Journal.
10 December 2002
The World Health Organisation's Department of HIV/AIDS has launched its long-awaited new web site. It contains a number of new documents including the AIDS Epidemic Update 2002.
7 June 2002
This provides an interactive database of key natural resource and population indicators updated from PAI's popular publication, People in the Balance: Population and Natural Resources at the Turn of the Millennium. It includes a clickable map to retrieve data by country, and also allows you to search by specific natural resource indicators, including population, arable land, renewable freshwater, carbon dioxide emissions and forest cover.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Commentary: 20 years on - and time runs desperately short
- Melinda Gates helps family planning make a fresh start
- Nine strategies to stop short of nine billion population
- COMMENTARY: The case for family planning that Rio+20 forgot
- Mixed signals for Africa's population growth
- We are using 50 per cent more natural resources than planet can sustain
- Arab grain imports rising rapidly
- We must stabilise the human population says Royal Society
- UN drinking water target met - but sanitation still falls short
- 215 million women still have unmet need for family planning
- Rising number of farm animals poses environmental and public health risks
- Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems'
- World cannot sustain increasing population growth: UN report