Population, Environment and Sustainable Development: Global Issues

  • Jeffrey N. Jordan


Over the past 30 years, the linkages between population, the environment and socioeconomic development have become a growing concern for both the academic research and policy-making communities. In the past, the treatment of these issues has typically been divided along the vertical lines of specialization that are inherent in the research community, development agencies, and national and international policy-making communities, rather than managed in an integrated fashion. However, overcoming the barriers between areas of specialization is possible, and the international policy-making community has shown some openness to addressing sustainable development in a more integrated fashion. This trend is apparent, for example, in documents such as Agenda 21 which was produced by the UN Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development that was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and the Programme of Action which arose out of the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994.


Sustainable Development Total Fertility Rate Integrate Fashion Small Island State Sustainable Development Practice 
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