The Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PSDA) works on integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), population dynamics, health and gender with environment and climate change. We do so because these areas are interlinked and thus should be met by an integrated approach in order to holistically solve issues in a more efficiently and sustainably and based on a human rights approach

Did you know…
that population data disaggregated by sex, age, geographical location, income, civil status and other factors help reveal inequalities and social equity issues and should be utilized when revisiting and developing new plans and programs for sustainable development?
that 37 out of 40 least developed countries that submitted strategy documents to the Global Environmental Facility between 2004 and 2009 expressed concern about the impact of unsustainable population growth on their ability to adapt to the effects of climate change?
that the biggest international climate agreement ever adopted – the Paris Agreement – prescribes of signatories to respect, promote and consider their human rights obligations incl. the right to health, gender equality and the empowerment of women when taking action to address climate change?
that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2014 highlighted population dynamics and the important role that family planning can play in reducing climate change vulnerability and as a potential adaptation strategy?
that population data disaggregated by sex, age, geographical location, income, civil status and other factors help reveal inequalities and social equity issues and should be utilized when revisiting and developing new plans and programs for sustainable development?
that 37 out of 40 least developed countries that submitted strategy documents to the Global Environmental Facility between 2004 and 2009 expressed concern about the impact of unsustainable population growth on their ability to adapt to the effects of climate change?
that the biggest international climate agreement ever adopted – the Paris Agreement – prescribes of signatories to respect, promote and consider their human rights obligations incl. the right to health, gender equality and the empowerment of women when taking action to address climate change?
that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2014 highlighted population dynamics and the important role that family planning can play in reducing climate change vulnerability and as a potential adaptation strategy?
Latest Updates
Population and Sustainable Development Alliance 1 week ago Population and Sustainable Development AllianceThe UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment has issued a new report.

Conclusion:
Biodiversity is necessary for ecosystem services that support the full enjoyment of a wide range of human rights, including the rights to life, health, food, water and culture. In order to protect human rights, States have a general obligation to protect ecosystems and biodiversity.

documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G17/009/97/PDF/G1700997.pdf?OpenElement ODS HOME PAGEdocuments-dds-ny.un.orgMultilingual interface of the UN Official Documents System View on Facebook·SharePopulation and Sustainable Development Alliance 1 month ago Population and Sustainable Development AllianceIf you haven’t already seen it, here is the Ministerial Declaration from COP22 on “Health, Environment and Climate Change”, where attending ministers acknowledged that almost one quarter of the global burden of disease, and approximately 12.6 million deaths each year, are attributable to modifiable environmental factors

www.who.int/globalchange/mediacentre/events/Ministerial-declaration-EN.pdf View on Facebook·SharePopulation and Sustainable Development Alliance 2 months ago Population and Sustainable Development AllianceThe PHE agenda is progressing in East Africa and Southeast Asia – check out two new positions with our PSDA member Blue Ventures:

blueventures.org/job/phe-support-officers-x-2/ PHE Support Officers (x 2) | Blue Venturesblueventures.orgPosition Vacancy: PHE Support Officers (x 2) 1 based in Tanzania, with frequent travel in east Africa 1 based in Sulawesi (Indonesia), with frequent travel in southeast Asia Application deadline: 27th January 2017 Start date: March 2017 Contract duration: 1 year (renewable), with a 3-month probation… View on Facebook·SharePopulation and Sustainable Development Alliance 2 months ago Population and Sustainable Development AllianceGood news on climate finance from the European Investment Bank

newsroom.unfccc.int/climate-action/european-investment-bank-pledges-continued-climate-leadership-… European Investment Bank Steps Up Climate Leadership$100 Billion Investment Planned Over Next Five Yearsnewsroom.unfccc.intThe European Investment Bank, the EU’s lending institution, has said that it will stick to its target of investing around $100 billion in climate action over the next five years, the largest climate finance contribution of any single multilateral institution. View on Facebook·SharePopulation and Sustainable Development Alliance 2 months ago Population and Sustainable Development AlliancePopulation and Sustainable Development Alliance shared Transition Earth’s post. Transition EarthAn inspiring article on the excellent work of our friends in Borneo that is bringing healthcare, empowering people, and protecting the forests. Health In Harmony View on Facebook·Share
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