The Population and Sustainability Network

The Population and Sustainability Network

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The Population and Sustainability Network

The Population and Sustainability Network (PSN) brings together development, environment and reproductive health charities, government departments, academics and others to clarify and communicate the importance for sustainable development of both population and consumption factors. Through increasing the prominence of population dynamics, PSN seeks to increase support for and investment in voluntary family planning and reproductive health services that respect and protect rights, within current and emerging development priorities, including maternal and infant health, environmental protection, climate change and fragile states.

PSN aims:

- To highlight the negative impact of rapid population increase on economic development, poverty alleviation and the natural environment

- To remove barriers that inhibit discussion and action on population matters and promote greater awareness of the importance of population planning among policy makers, media and the general public

- To promote the adequate provision of rights-based reproductive healthcare facilities and education for the estimated 215 million women worldwide who would like to avoid pregnancy but do not have access to contraception, usually because of non-availability of family planning services

- To encourage better understanding of the problems caused by unsustainable consumption (particularly in the rich minority world) - especially as they relate to climate change, pressure on finite resources and biodiversity.

Founded 2004