Climate Change

Plan for zero extinctions requires end to human population growth

If the federal government is serious about its goal to prevent any new extinctions of Australian wildlife, it must understand that preservation of habitat is the key.  According to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), that requires an end to human population growth. Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek announced today a zero extinctions target for the country’s plants …

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Insiders program needs to look beyond short-term economics and engage with broader issue

The Chair of the national 1996 State of the Environment report has warned of adding huge numbers of people to the population when the present population is already degrading our systems irreversibly. Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe says the panel on last Sunday’s Insider program had a long discussion on bringing hundreds of thousands more people to Australia to produce …

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Population growth has ‘very high impact’ on biodiversity: SoE report

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the acknowledgement in the State of Environment 2021 Report released today that human population growth contributes to pressures on the environment and, in particular, that it has ‘very high impact’ on biodiversity.   SPA National President Ms Jenny Goldie says the report makes strong statements about population and biodiversity, …

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Population growth has increased Australia’s climate emissions

Population growth of 8.3 million people since 1990 has caused a marked increase in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report. The report also warns that continuing population growth in Australia, combined with climate change, will make Australians vulnerable to food, water and energy scarcities in the future. The lead author of the report is the …

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World Food Day: Little hope of eradicating hunger while global population increases

  Speaking on the eve of World Food Day (October 16), Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) President Jenny Goldie says there is little hope of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) – Zero Hunger – by 2030 if global population continues its inexorable rise. According to the World Food Programme, up to 811 million people have …

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