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MR: Global urbanisation good for some but bad for nature

A UN Report[i] to be issued tomorrow (July 10), the day before World Population Day, will note that by 2050 about two-thirds of all humans will live in urban areas. Most of the anticipated urban growth by 2050 will occur in Asia and Africa. Already, more than half the global population lives in cities.

VicTas Branch AGM

Annual General Meeting
2.00pm Saturday July 12th 2014

Venue: Balwyn Library meeting room, 336 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103, Australia
Tram number:109
Melway ref. 46E8
Contact: Jill Quirk Ph. 95097429

Guest Speaker: Jenny Warfe, spokesperson for Blue Wedges

“Politics, Population and Ports”

SPA's Brochure for 2014

MR: Slight drop in population growth rate welcolme but still too high

The drop in Australia’s population growth rate from 1.8 to 1.7 per cent is a welcome trend though still much too high, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

In the figures released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), in the year ending 31 December 2013, the annual growth is Australia’s population fell below 400,000 to 396,200. After a number of quarters at 1.8 per cent, the rate dropped back to 1.7 per cent.

MR: Climate Change not the only challenge for small island states

High population densities are as much a challenge for small island states as is climate change, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

World Environment Day is June 5, and this year aims to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on small islands states around the world.

National president of SPA, Ms Jenny Goldie, says many small island states have high population densities, which increase the pressure on already limited resources, particularly fresh water.

SPA Newsletter 116 - Jun 2014

Must Melbourne Keep Growing?

Sustainable Population Australia & Victoria First

Are hosting a panel discussion and open mike on

Melbourne’s population future

Saturday June 14th at 2.00pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd Hawthorn, Chandelier Room (Melways 45 D10)

MR: End Population Growth to Preserve Island Biodiversity


If island biodiversity is to be preserved, ending human population growth is critical and our foreign aid must help achieve it, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

May 22 is the International Day of Biological Diversity and in 2014 the focus is on island biodiversity, particularly Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

'Skeptics in a Pub' meeting powerpoint produced as a PDF

The issue of human population has become the "elephant in the room": huge but ignored by so many. In fact, human numbers count and count decisively. Uniquely, population is the multiplier of all. Without a humane resolution to the problem of population growth, all other causes will, sooner or later, become lost causes. It is high time to face the challenge and refute the many myths that surround it. Powerpoint presentation held at The Bridge Hotel Castle Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Wednesday, May 14 2014.


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