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Significant Ottawa Backing for Third World Family Planning

(April 20, 2016, OTTAWA, ON.) International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau's March 7 funding announcement to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), followed by her March 15 speech noting the importance of enabling women to plan and space their pregnancies, [...]

Carbon Emissions Highest in 66 Million Years

Humankind is emitting carbon 10 times faster than at any time since the extinction of the dinosaurs. (April 4th, 2016, OTTAWA, ON.) Scientists have to go back 56 million years to find a rate of carbon emissions [...]

April 9th, 2016|Categories: Climate Change, News & Updates, Press Release|Comments Off on Carbon Emissions Highest in 66 Million Years

Saluting Malthus: 250th Anniversary of His Birth

Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric and scholar of demography and political economy. He was associated with Charles Darwin, whose theory of natural selection was influenced by Malthus’ analysis of population growth.    Thomas [...]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: News & Updates, Press Release, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Sir David Attenborough, Iconic Filmmaker and Naturalist, Joins Population Institute Canada’s List of Patrons

Jan. 29th, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Population Institute Canada (PIC) is pleased to announce that Sir David Attenborough—naturalist, conservationist and famed documentary wildlife filmmaker—has joined the list of distinguished PIC Patrons. Best known for his groundbreaking [...]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Events, News & Updates, Press Release, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Fewer Feet, Smaller Footprint – Birth Control May Offer a Climate Change ‘Solution’ says Senior Catholic Church Official

Dec. 15th, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – In a welcome recognition of the impact of ever increasing human numbers on climate change, the Pope’s leading adviser on the subject says the Catholic Church believes natural forms [...]

Every US $1 Spent on Family Planning Saves One Ton of Carbon Emissions

Dec. 3rd, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – In the opening days of the Paris climate summit (COP21), it is significant to note that new research [1] commissioned by Population Institute Canada’s (PIC’s) UK sister organization Population [...]