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Climate Change not the only challenge for small island states

High population densities are as much a challenge for small island states as is climate change, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

World Environment Day is June 5, and this year aims to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on small islands states around the world.

National president of SPA, Ms Jenny Goldie, says many small island states have high population densities, which increase the pressure on already limited resources, particularly fresh water.

June 6 2014

End Population Growth to Preserve Island Biodiversity

END POPULATION GROWTH TO PRESERVE ISLAND BIODIVERSITY

If island biodiversity is to be preserved, ending human population growth is critical and our foreign aid must help achieve it, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

May 22 is the International Day of Biological Diversity and in 2014 the focus is on island biodiversity, particularly Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

May 21 2014

'Skeptics in a Pub' meeting powerpoint produced as a PDF

The issue of human population has become the "elephant in the room": huge but ignored by so many. In fact, human numbers count and count decisively. Uniquely, population is the multiplier of all. Without a humane resolution to the problem of population growth, all other causes will, sooner or later, become lost causes. It is high time to face the challenge and refute the many myths that surround it. Powerpoint presentation held at The Bridge Hotel Castle Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Wednesday, May 14 2014.

May 18 2014

Greening cities not enough to ensure sustainable communities

Greening cities, the theme of this year’s Earth Day, is a noble objective but not enough to ensure sustainable communities, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

Only by stabilising population numbers in cities can sustainability hope to be achieved, says SPA’s national president, Ms Jenny Goldie.

May 1 2014

Ending population growth a critical mitigation tool

Ending world population growth as soon as possible is critical if the world is to limit global warming to 2oC, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its report issued yesterday said ‘urgent action’ is needed if we are to keep within the internationally agreed limit of 2oC.

April 14 2014

Australia's population growth rate remains alarmingly high

18 December 2013

Australia’s growth rate of 1.8 per cent is alarmingly high, unsustainable and unacceptable, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its demographic figures for the year ending June 2013 yesterday, revealing Australia’s population growth rate remains at 1.8 per cent. Population growth for the period was 407,000 with natural increase contributing 162,700 people and Net Oversea Migration (NOM) 244,400 people.

December 19 2013

POPULATION GROUP WELCOMES BINDI IRWIN AS YOUTH AMBASSADOR

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is delighted to announce that Bindi Irwin has accepted its invitation to be its Youth Ambassador.

December 8 2013

POPULATION GROUP CRITICAL OF ABS PROJECTIONS

5 December 2013

The population environment advocacy group, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), has called upon the Australian Bureau of Statistics to expand its recent population projections to include a scenario based upon Australia's long-term average Net Overseas Migration (NOM).

SPA's NSW President, Mr Kris Spike says that the three projections offered by the ABS were based upon very high levels of NOM by historical standards. The resulting projections ranged from a low of 42.4 million by 2101 to a high of 70.1 million.

December 4 2013

MR - STOP DESTROYING HABITAT, STABILISE POPULATION AND END COAL EXPORTS: CONFERENCE DECLARES

SPA MEDIA RELEASE

12 October 2013

Delegates at the Fenner Conference on Environment in Canberra passed a unanimous declaration yesterday calling for policies to stabilise population and for an end to coal exports and habitat destruction.

October 12 2013

DECLARATION FROM FENNER CONFERENCE 2013

This Declaration was passed unanimously by the participants attending the Fenner Conference on 11th October, 2013

October 11 2013

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