Environment

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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