The United Nations predicts 15 November 2022 to be the day that the world population reaches eight billion.
To mark this important milestone and to aid well-informed discussion, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has released a new Briefing Note: “8 Billion Day facts and myths”, which can be read in full here. Briefing-Note-8-Billion-Day.pdf (population.org.au)
Prepared by widely-published population researcher Dr Jane O’Sullivan, the Briefing Note addresses topics such as:
Is world population growth slowing down?
When will world population growth peak?
Are ageing and depopulation now the main demographic challenge?
Are concerns about population growth contrary to equity and human rights?
What is the role of population growth in rising trends of famine and conflict?
What is the relationship between climate change and population growth?
Do voluntary family planning programs reduce poverty and aid economic development?
The Briefing Note includes links to detailed sources for further analysis of these and other questions.
Visit the “8 Billion Day facts and myths” briefing note page here. Briefing-Note-8-Billion-Day.pdf (population.org.au)
About Sustainable Population Australia (SPA)
is an Australian, non-partisan, special advocacy group that seeks to establish an ecologically sustainable human population. It works on many fronts to encourage informed public debate about how Australia and the world can achieve an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable population.
SPA’s local activities are run by its 6 state branches: ACT, NSW, SA & NT, Vic & Tas, Qld and WA. Some branches hold regular meetings but the main link between members is the Newsletter, produced four times a year. This provides members with information and expert opinion to rebut the many myths about sustainability and population that one hears in conversation or sees in the press.
SPA was founded in Canberra in 1988 as Australians for an Ecologically Sustainable Population.
More info: Home – Sustainable Population Australia