Population and Sustainability in an Unequal World

By Laurie Mazur on newsecuritybeat.org

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This content is about the environmental implications of population dynamics and how global inequality is an obstacle to global consensus and action on environmental problems. It discusses how population growth matters more in an equitable world, and the need to address inequality to foster human and economic development. It also looks at the need to reduce resource consumption in industrialized countries and to meet human needs at less environmental cost. Finally, it calls for educating girls, empowering women, and ensuring universal access to family planning and reproductive health services.