PRB Topic Feed: Environment/Topics/Environment.aspxBenefits From Integrating Family Planning Into Other Development SectorsThree projects integrating family planning into development activities outside of the health sector provide evidence of efficiency and effectiveness. These examples highlight how an integrated, multisector approach can improve family planning access in tandem with other development goals.01/28/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/integrating-family-planning.aspx38714ba5-8cc1-4916-83c7-411eb5bdc052The Plight of Internally Displaced PersonsMore than 25 million people in some 40 countries have been forcibly displaced within their own countries by violent conflict or environmental disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes. But these populations are often neglected by the international community and victimized by their own governments.10/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/ThePlightofInternallyDisplacedPersons.aspx77188de0-be8e-4e7a-b09a-333ab689230cSouth Africa's Water Policy Champions Rights of People and EcosystemsDuring their country's democratic transition, legislators in South Africa seized the opportunity to redress racial injustice. In one fell swoop, policymakers erected what some describe as the most progressive water policy in the world.07/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/SouthAfricasWaterPolicyChampionsRightsofPeopleandEcosystems.aspx247f8f70-6392-4068-8df9-831461f27ba1PopWire: New U.S. Census Bureau Data on Coastal Communities in Hurricane PathNearly 35 million people—12 percent of the nation's population—live in coastal communities from North Carolina to Texas that would be most threatened by an Atlantic hurricane, according to Census Bureau figures for July 1, 2006. 06/11/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/PopWireJune2007.aspxe86201f3-c64f-4237-8c70-579430d74f7dExploring Climate and Population LinkagesAs the world turns its attention to Paris and the global climate talks, decisionmakers are increasingly making the connection between population and climate change. Research is expanding on the contribution of population size, growth, and composition to climate change. 12/02/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/climate-population-linkages.aspxe2542c6a-6113-463a-8bbe-328e41853f32Family Planning Rights and Climate Change: Connecting the Two Is the Right Thing to DoJason Bremner, who leads PRB's population, health, and environment work, was interviewed on MSNBC's Greenhouse program. He discussed a recent report from PRB and the Worldwatch Institute focusing on the work of an expert working group that identified opportunities to advance the goal of achieving universal access to family planning as part of climate compatible development.10/01/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/bremner-msnbc-greenhouse.aspxcc1d3d09-7412-4d02-8c65-95872940ae53Outlining the Links Among Population, Economy, Culture, and the Environment Joel E. Cohen, professor and head of the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller and Columbia Universities, discusses the interconnectedness of population, the economy, culture, and the environment and the need to examine development holistically.09/25/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/lecturedemographicsdevelopment.aspxc9dc94b9-f61c-4cee-b2b3-ccb8871fc9ecHoPE LVB Showcases Success Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE LVB), a project implemented by Pathfinder International with local partners, is a model for integrated population, health, and the environment development in the region. 05/27/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/hope-lvb-success.aspxab0f08c4-350b-47af-a418-d50e43e7ed97Web Forum: Natural Disasters and Population ImpactsThis "PRB Web Forum: Natural Disasters and Population Impacts" offers discussions, seminars, articles, and interviews with leading experts who are researching the links between natural disasters and populations. 12/30/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/webforum-disasters.aspx79724a60-1013-4a27-a02e-e8d49b9886c7Preventing Chronic Respiratory Diseases in Developing CountriesIn 2007, an estimated 210 million people suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)— including emphysema and chronic bronchitis; 3 million died from COPD that year. Chronic respiratory diseases will increase 30 percent in the next 10 years if urgent actions are not taken.11/18/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/dcpfactsheetcopd.aspx3666fca3-30d3-49fb-97a0-ba2b73cce447