Reaching out at Rio: Explaining population growth and family planning to environmentalists

This fascinating Wilson Center panel from November 2011 joined environmentalists and women’s advocates in connecting tVietnamhe dots between women’s reproductive health and environmental sustainability, ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). With speakers from GoJoven, the Wilson Center, Population Action International and the Worldwatch Institute, this summary offers a story-rich portrait of efforts around the world to link these disparate conversations. “We can integrate family planning into wider environmental, development, and peace-building efforts,” said the panel’s moderator, Roger-Mark DeSouza, in a remark that captures one of the panel’s key takeaways. Link includes panel documents and a full list of participants. 

 

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