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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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SPA welcomes world vasectomy week but seeks focus on other contraceptive methods as well

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) welcomes World Vasectomy Week (November 13- 20) and notes that when a man has a vasectomy it is “an act of love” towards his wife or partner. SPA national president Ms Jenny Goldie says that for too long women bore the primary responsibility for family planning. “Vasectomies allowed men to share …

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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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