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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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What Australia does NOT need is an explosion of immigrants: SPA

Media release in response to Dominic Perrottet Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) emphatically rejects the call by new NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet for an explosion of new immigrants – a doubling of pre-Covid annual intakes over five years. The NSW Premier’s call is at odds with several learned economists, including Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe, Professor …

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SPA statement to the COVID-19 pandemic

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) extends our sympathies and solidarity to all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during these very trying times.  We are deeply saddened for the thousands who have already lost their lives to this terrible disease and give our deepest sympathies to their families, friends and communities. We extend our thoughts to …

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Population growth puts sustainability goals out of reach.

Continuing rapid population growth in poorer countries is putting achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) out of reach, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) brought into effect the 17 SDGs in January 2016 and they will continue until 2030. The SDGs include the goals of ending poverty and …

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Earliest ever earth overshoot day

Sustainable Population Australia has voiced great concern that Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) is occurring three days earlier than last year. In 2019, it is 29 July, the earliest ever. According to the Global Footprint Network, EOD marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can regenerate in that year. In …

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Political parties must acknowledge population growth as a leading cause of biodiversity loss

In response to the sweeping U.N. report that says one million species are at risk of extinction, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) urges our federal and state governments and political parties to urgently acknowledge that population growth is a leading cause of biodiversity loss. The report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services …

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Media release – world environment day

Sustainable Population Australia – World Environment Day The world’s population is predicted to climb from 7.5 billion to 11 billion by 2100. Given our impact is already higher than Earth’s carrying capacity, such an increase in human numbers will make it impossible to improve or maintain any environmental objective. Plastic waste reduction is the primary …

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World environment day June 05 – sustainable population Australia media release

The world’s population is predicted to climb from 7.5 billion to 11 billion by 2100. Given our impact is already higher than Earth’s carrying capacity, such an increase in human numbers will make it impossible to improve or maintain any environmental objective. Plastic waste reduction is the primary focus of this year’s World Environment Day.  …

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