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Sustainable Development


Sustainable development - without the family?

Ignacio Socias | 28 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: family policy, International Year of the Family 2014, sustainable development
Will the 2014 UN Year of the Family bring recognition to the basic building block of society?


A New UN Report on our Impending Overpopulation

Marcus Roberts | 01 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Norman Borlaug, population growth, poverty, sustainable development, United Nations
Another UN report that seems heavy on headline grabbing but light on concrete proposals.


Confessions of a Greenpeace dropout

Patrick Moore | 03 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: environmentalism, poverty, sustainable development
A new book tells how a founding member of the radical group became a sensible environmentalist.


40 years later, was “The Population Bomb” a damp squib?

Michael Cook | 05 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: over-population, Paul Ehrlich, population, sustainable development
Forty years after the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s influential book The Population Bomb, a new scholarly, peer-reviewed magazine, the Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development, thinks that it is time to take stock. And in a fascinating series of articles, it contributors demolish Ehrlich’s population pessimism. This is essential reading – and it is freely available. Here are a few highlights.


Too many at the dining table?

Dermot Grenham | 05 April 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: sustainable development


Bad ideas never die; they become government reports

Michael Cook | 31 March 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: over-population, sustainable development


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