New UN Report: Global Population Growth and Sustainable Development

By Marian Starkey on populationconnection.org

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This content is about the UN report, Global Population Growth and Sustainable Development, which discusses the environmental impacts of population growth and the importance of improving access to voluntary family planning. It outlines the need to reduce the unmet need for family planning, raise the minimum legal age of marriage, and integrate family planning and safe motherhood programs into primary health care to ensure a more rapid fertility decline in low-income countries. It also emphasizes the importance of decoupling economic growth from adverse environmental impacts and transitioning to more sustainable energy sources, farming practices, and resources extraction. Finally, it mentions a $250,000 Matching Gift Challenge to help transform the Global Partners program.