Population Matters for Sustainable Development
Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 01 Jan 2012
Author: UNFPA Technical Division
This report provides key messages on the relationship between population dynamics and sustainable development. It was prepared in the lead-up to Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, following extensive consultations and collaborations with thirteen sister agencies, civil society organizations, academics and the private sector. It served as the basis for over a dozen briefings and consultations prior to Rio +20. In addition to informing the conference, the report includes important lessons for discussions of international development goals post-2015.
It argues that:
A: The Laxenburg Declaration: Demographic Challenges for Sustainable Development. This statement from a global interdisciplinary panel of experts convened by UNFPA and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis articulates the linkages between population and sustainable development.
B: The Missing Link in Sustainable Development: A Call to Integrate Population in the Water–Food–Energy Nexus. This statement, developed by the 2012 World Economic Forum's Network of Global Agenda Councils and UNFPA, represents views from the private sector, international organizations, civil society and academia.