The health and well–being of people and their environment depend on each other. Population size and age, fertility, mobility, poverty, equity, and resource availability and consumption all influence the impact we have on the environment. In turn, people depend on our planet for food, water, clean air, and livelihoods.
For 20 years, Population Reference Bureau has been connecting human health and planetary health, to show how population dynamics (including family planning) and environmental change interact and affect human and planetary health. We’re pleased to share our new name for this practice area: People, Health, Planet.
Jeff Jordan, president and CEO of PRB, said “PRB is proud to continue to play an active role in contributing to the growing body of evidence and global consensus of the interdependence of population dynamics and environmental change. To better represent the full scope of this interplay, we are pleased to re-brand our efforts in this field. We look forward to strengthening existing and creating new partnerships around our People, Health, Planet portfolio.”
PRB’s People, Health, Planet program informs, empowers, and advocates for evidence-based programs and policies that support integrated approaches to human and planetary health challenges, and produce better outcomes for the health and well–being of individuals, their communities, and the environment upon which they depend.
We’re building alliances, sharing information, and advancing policy solutions that benefit people, their health, and our planet.
Our People, Health, Planet portfolio includes:
- Raising awareness and understanding among decisionmakers about the links between family planning and other sectors such as resilience, nutrition, and food security.Family Planning & the Path to Resilience Infographic
Improving Nutrition and Food Security Through Family Planning
- Building the evidence base for multisectoral approaches to international development, including the Population, Health, Environment approach.New Online Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Course Available on Global Health e-Learning Platform
The Impact of Population, Health, and Environment Projects
Population, Health, and Environment Working Together
- Enhancing knowledge that promotes integrated approaches to development.Bringing Family Planning to the African Great Lakes Conference
Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View From Tanzania
- Engaging experts in thoughtful dialogue around sensitive topics such as population dynamics and climate change.Making the Connection: Population Dynamics and Climate Compatible Development