beyond the numbers a reader on population consumption and the environment

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Beyond The Numbers

Author : Laurie Ann Mazur
ISBN : 1597268798
Genre : Business & Economics
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Beyond the Numbers presents a thought-provoking series of essays by leading authorities on issues of population and consumption. The essays both define the poles of debate and explore common ground beyond the polarized rhetoric.Specific chapters consider each of the broad topics addressed at the International Conference on Population and Development held in September 1994 in Cairo, Egypt. The essays are supplemented by sidebars and short articles featuring more-impassioned voices that highlight issues of interest not fully explored in the overviews.As well as providing a sense of the difficulties involved in dealing with these issues, the essays make clear that constructive action is possible.Topics covered include: the interrelationships between population, economic growth, consumption, and development the history of population and family planning efforts gender equality and the empowerment of women reproductive rights, reproductive health, family planning, health and mortality

A Pivotal Moment

Author : Laurie Ann Mazur
ISBN : 1610911415
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Through a series of essays by leading demographers, environmentalists and reproductive health advocates, A Pivotal Moment offers a new perspective on the complex connection between population dynamics and environmental quality. It presents the latest research on the relationship between population growth and climate change, ecosystem health and other environmental issues. It surveys the new demographic landscape—in which population growth rates have fallen, but human numbers continue to increase. It looks back at the lessons learned from half a century of population policy—and forward to propose twenty-first century population policies that are sustainable and just. A Pivotal Moment puts forth the concept of “population justice,” which is inspired by reproductive justice and environmental justice movements. Population justice holds that inequality is a root cause of both rapid population growth and environmental degradation. As the authors in this volume explain, to slow population growth and build a sustainable future, women and men need access to voluntary family planning and other reproductive health services. They need education and employment opportunities, especially for women. Population justice means tackling the deep inequities—both gender and economic—that are associated with rapid population growth and unsustainable resource consumption. Where family planning is available, where couples are confident their children will survive, where girls go to school, where young men and women have economic opportunity—there couples will have healthier and smaller families.

World Population

Author : Geoffrey Gilbert
ISBN : 9781576072295
Genre : Reference
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World Population provides the resources needed to understand the economic, demographic, and environmental issues at stake on a planet rushing toward "carrying capacity." * Gives a chronology of events including the re-emergence of the bubonic plague in Europe in 1347, legislation such as Roe v. Wade, and movements like the one-child policy enacted in 1979 in China * Includes 21 biographical sketches of activists such as Worldwatch founder Lester R. Brown, birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger, and legislators including He Kang, Chinese minister of agriculture

Linking Human Rights And The Environment

Author : Romina Picolotti
ISBN : 0816529345
Genre : Nature
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Es un libro de consulta valiosa que explora el territorio desconocido que hay entre la legislación ambiental y de los derechos humanos. Más que un tratado teórico, se argumenta que el activismo de los derechos humanos representa una oportunidad importante para hacer frente a las consecuencias humanas de la degradación del medio ambiente y puede servir como un catalizador de ideas y acciones inspiradoras en el mundo real -- Contraportada.

Global Population

Author : Alison Bashford
ISBN : 9780231519526
Genre : History
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Concern about the size of the world's population did not begin with the "population bomb" in 1968. It arose in the aftermath of World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. The world population problem concerned the fertility of soil as much as the fertility of women, always involving both "earth" and "life." Global Population traces the idea of a world population problem as it evolved from the 1920s through the 1960s. The growth and distribution of the human population over the planet's surface came deeply to shape the characterization of "civilizations" with different standards of living. It forged the very ideas of development, demographically defined three worlds, and, for some, an aspirational "one world." Drawing on international conference transcripts and personal and organizational archives, this book reconstructs the twentieth-century population problem in terms of migration, colonial expansion, globalization, and world food plans. Population was a problem in which international relations and intimate relations were one. Global Population ultimately shows how a geopolitical problem about sovereignty over land morphed into a biopolitical solution, entailing sovereignty over one's person.

Zeitschrift F R Bev Lkerungswissenschaft

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105017431920
Genre : Demography
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Addressing Misconceptions About Africa S Development

Author : Senyo B-S. K. Adjibolosoo
ISBN : 0773483500
Genre : Social Science
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These essays re-open the debate on certain accepted notions about African economic underdevelopment problems.

Technology Globalization And Sustainable Development

Author : Nicholas A Ashford
ISBN : 9780429886478
Genre : Business & Economics
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Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development offers a unified, transdisciplinary approach for transforming the industrial state in order to promote sustainable development. The authors present a deep analysis of the ways that industrial states – both developed and developing – are currently unsustainable and how economic and social welfare are related to the environment, to public health and safety, and to earning capacity and meaningful and rewarding employment. The authors offer multipurpose solutions to the sustainability challenge that integrate industrial development, employment, technology, environment, national and international law, trade, finance, and public and worker health and safety. The authors present a compelling wake-up call that warns of the collision course set between the current paths of continued growth and inevitable unsustainability in the world today. Offering clear examples and real solutions, this textbook illustrates how the driving forces that are currently promoting unsustainability can be refocused and redesigned to reverse course and improve the state of the world. This book is essential reading for those teaching and studying sustainable development and the critical roles of the economy, employment, and the environment.

Issues On Population And The Environment

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ISBN : PSU:000053657893
Genre : Environmental impact analysis
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Battleground M Z

Author : Amy Lind
ISBN : 0313340390
Genre : Electronic books
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Contains ninety-seven alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about women's studies topics, such as abortion, bisexuality, childcare, glass ceiling, nationalism, religion, sex work, and welfare reform.

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