Population Matters

Population Matters

The WWF's newly-published 2016 Living Planet report pulls no punches in describing the devastation to our natural world caused by human activity. By 2020, populations of wild vertebrate animals will have declined by nearly 70 per cent since 1970 — when the human population was half what it is now.
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  • Population matters on World Energy Day

    20 October 2016 COMMENT October 22 is World Energy Day. As long as population grows, the total number of energy consumers grows, even if each consumer uses less. Therefore, we should focus not only on optimisation of energy use and renewable energy sources, but also on population stabilisation. read more...
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    17 October 2016 COMMENT The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October, aims to make the voices of the poorest of society heard. The first UN Sustainable Development Goal is committed to lifting everyone out of extreme poverty by 2030. Yet, rapid population growth will make this difficult to achieve. read more...

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