Statement 2012

IAP Statement on Population and Consumption

Environment & Climate
Policy for Science

The world’s 105 science academies are today (Thursday 14 June 2012) highlighting the global challenges of population and consumption and 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 preparing for Rio+20 of the need to consider a number of issues...

Translations  with the support of 

Ms. Sara Miante, IAP
Prof. Antonio Sgamellotti, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Italy);
Ms. Pauline Kulstad González, Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana
 Prof. Daniel Ricquier, Vice-president a& Foreign Secretary, Académie des Sciences, (France) 
Ms. Yasmin Samir Abd El-Salam. Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt