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Women’s Equality and the Climate Change Challenge

On Women’s Equality Day we should consider the potential for jumpstarting climate negotiations and the green economy by strengthening women’s leadership in these areas.

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Center Starts New Fellows Program on Population, Climate and Women

The Center for Environment and Population (CEP) is announcing the launch of a new US and international fellowship program on “Population, Climate Change and the Environment” with a focus on women and girls empowerment and RH issues.

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Renewed Commitment to Reproductive Health Has Implications for Global Environment

Secretary Clinton made a commitment to women and girls’ health and progress worldwide, which in turn will contribute to tremendous gains on global environmental and climate sustainability.

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Five Days in Copenhagen: Perspectives on Demography and Climate Change

As pressure to address climate change increases, long-simmering debates on the connections between population and environment have been renewed, debates that implicate women’s rights. Kasey Rae Jacobs offers her perspective on her first 5 days in Copenhagen.

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The Climate Talks: Quotes From Women in Copenhagen

From impressions of Obama’s handling of climate change to effects on women worldwide, a roundup of quotes from key players in the debate.

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Family Planning: For Women or For Population Control?

Access to family planning methods would be a great boon to women in other countries. But should it be considered as a way to stop global climate change?

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Copenhagen: Is US Population and Consumption the Missing Piece?

Americans represent 5 percent of the global population, consume 25 percent of the world’s energy, and generate 5 times the world’s average per-capita of CO2 emissions.

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The Human Faces of Climate Change in Ethiopia

The old adage, think globally and act locally, is key to addressing climate change. Community-based, integrated approaches and solutions are essential to adaptation.

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State of World Population 2009 by the U.N. Population Fund

Thoraya Obaid, executive director of the UN Population Fund about family planning: “There is no investment in development that costs so little and brings benefits that are so far-reaching and enormous”.

 

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Family Planning is a Green Technology

Two hundred million women worldwide want to avoid pregnancy but lack access to contraception. Recent research suggests that filling this gap is a humane and cost-effective human rights and environmental strategy.

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