Environment

Winners of the ‘Eight Billion Day’ writers competition announced

  On this day November 15th, according to UN estimates, the global population will reach 8 billion people.  This means that the world’s population has climbed another billion in just 11 years, which is unprecedented. For many, this is a troubling and existential ‘milestone.’   At SPA, we wanted to capture a broader public sentiment regarding …

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Ian Lowe and Jane O’Sullivan interviewed for new climate change discussion paper

Prof. Ian Lowe and Dr. Jane O’Sullivan,  two of the authors of SPA’s latest discussion paper,  ‘Population and Climate Change’ were interviewed on the Post Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP)  hosted by SPA communication manager Michael Bayliss.   From the summary of the episode: “Did you know that climate mitigation models show that the only scenarios …

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UN: More than a third of Nobel laureates cite population rise as the biggest threat to humankind.

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs  shared this startling news in their Feature Article and video here,  courtesy of the ‘Voice Un Desa’ Newsletter. “More than a third of 50 recently surveyed Nobel laureates cited “population rise / environmental degradation” as the biggest threat to humankind. Second on the list was “nuclear war”, …

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SPA sails through the end of year podcast waves

SPA’s Communications Manager,  Michael Bayliss,  was interviewed on the USA based ‘This Sustainable Life:  Solve For Nature’  podcast.  In this episode,  Michael candidly discusses his perspectives on overpopulation and the necessity to transition to a post-growth economy,  while giving a great plug for SPA and for our Post-Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP)  which Michael hosts.   …

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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 the many who are struggling with loss of business, unemployment, financial stress and housing insecurity.   We express our gratitude to all those …

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Growth squeezes species

In 2010, The Australian Conservation Foundation nominated human population growth as a key threat to biodiversity in Australia.   Their submission outlines areas where the pressure is greatest. For example: In 2005, 60% of Australia’s coastal councils had an annual population growth rate greater than 3%, or at least twice the national average.   Now …

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Regional development conference 2016

In September VicTas Branch President, Michael Bayliss, represented SPA as a speaker. the Regional Development Conference in Canberra.  The presentation was entitled: ‘Should Regional Australia Absorb Our Population Growth?’  Given the context that the Victorian State Government is pushing to relocate the state’s population growth to the regions,  and much of the conference was about …

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