FPESA Research Paper Assessment: “Carbon Legacies” and the Link Between Childbearing and Climate Change

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[columns] [span8] Project Director’s note: On August 18, National Public Radio ran a segment on the efforts of bioethical philosopher Travis Rieder to justify the concept of “population engineering” to head off catastrophic climate change. Rieder and two co-authors of … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Family Planning and Coastal Conservation May Work Better Together Than Either Does Alone

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[columns] [span8]   Leona D’Agnes et al., “Integrated Management of Coastal Resources and Human Health Yields Added Value: A Comparative Study in Palawan (Philippines),” Environmental Conservation, vol. 37, no. 4 (December 2010), pp. 398–409. DOI: 10.1017/S0376892910000779. URL (abstract): journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7944204&fileId=S0376892910000779. This … Continued

Researching the Connections: Challenges and Opportunities

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[columns] [span8] The Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA) project has undertaken an important and challenging agenda, one with tremendous implications for the well-being of human populations and the planet. The project’s finding that there is little scholarship directly … Continued

“PHE”: Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability in Communities

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[columns] [span8] Although they are too rarely the topic of peer-reviewed research, community-based projects in some developing countries are bringing family planning and environmental sustainability together at the level of people’s lives. Called PHE projects—for “population, health, and environment”—these initiatives … Continued

Enlisting Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church to address population, climate change, and cultural heritage

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According to the latest United Nations medium-variant projections, the population of Ethiopia—Africa’s second most populous country—is expected to nearly double from just under 99 million in 2015 to almost 188 million in 2050. This rapid increase in human numbers could seriously threaten the country’s environmental and sustainable development goals. Click above to read more…