A Pivotal Moment

A Pivotal Moment

Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge

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Through a series of essays by leading demographers, environmentalists and reproductive health advocates, A Pivotal Moment offers a new perspective on the complex connection between population dynamics and environmental quality. It presents the latest research on the relationship between population growth and climate change, ecosystem health and other environmental issues. It surveys the new demographic landscape—in which population growth rates have fallen, but human numbers continue to increase. It looks back at the lessons learned from half a century of population policy—and forward to proposetwenty-first century population policies that are sustainable and just.


A Pivotal Momputs forth the concept of “population justice,” which is inspired by reproductive justice and environmental justice movements. Population justice holds that inequality is a root cause of both rapid population growth and environmental degradation. As the authors in this volume explain, to slow population growth and build a sustainable future, women and men need access to voluntary family planning and other reproductive health services. They need education and employmopportunities, especially for women. Population justice means tackling the deep inequities—both gender and economic—that are associated with rapid population growth and unsustainable resource consumption. Where family planning is available, where couples are confidtheir children will survive, where girls go to school, where young men and women have economic opportunity—there couples will have healthier and smaller families.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781610911412
1610911415
9781597266611
1597266612
9781597266628
1597266620
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 413 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Mazur, Laurie Ann

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