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.
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.
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.
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.
From impressions of Obama’s handling of climate change to effects on women worldwide, a roundup of quotes from key players in the debate.
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?
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.
The old adage, think globally and act locally, is key to addressing climate change. Community-based, integrated approaches and solutions are essential to adaptation.
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”.
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.