The Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA) project is surveying the field of health and environmental research for well-documented and evaluated data shedding light on how the use of family planning might relate to climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable water supply and food production, the maintenance of biological diversity, the future of forests and fisheries, and more.
Exploring multiple pathways of causation, we are assessing whether and to what extent global investments in family planning services and removal of barriers to their use can improve environmental trends.
“As our human population grows and our difficulties mount to feed over 7 billion people, we are not the only species at stake.” As part of Worldwatch’s investigation on how voluntary family planning... READ MORE
Kyle W. Knight and Eugene A. Rosa, “Household Dynamics and Fuelwood Consumption in Developing Countries: A Cross-national Analysis,” Population and Environment, vol. 33, no. 4 (June 2012), pp. 365–78, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-011-0151-3. This... READ MORE
“Thank heaven for little girls,” Maurice Chevalier sang in the Oscar-winning 1958 movie musical Gigi. But even in his gentlemanly French-accented voice, there was the hint of a leer, a premonition of what... READ MORE
African researchers are well-represented among the articles that the FPESA project team found relevant to the linkage between family planning and environmental sustainability. They also are the most likely from... READ MORE