IAP Statement on Population and Consumption

Policy for Science

The world’s 105 science academies on 14 June 2012 highlighted the global challenges of population and consumption calling upon world leaders to take decisive action. "We are delighted that the world’s science academies have chosen to come together to highlight two of the most profound challenges to humanity – population and consumption – and to call for urgent and coordinated international action to address them" said IAP Co-Chairs. The statement emphasises the relevance of population and consumption to the future of both developed and developing countries and reminds policy makers at Rio+20 of the need to consider a number of issues ...

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