Environment

Population growth a key driver of environmental decline: NSW SoE report

The 2021 NSW State of Environment report (SoE) released this week confirms that population growth is “a significant driver of environmental impacts”, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has noted. The SoE report reveals that land clearing has increased threefold over the past decade, woodlands and grasslands have deteriorated, and 62 per cent of vegetation is under …

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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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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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