Population and Environment
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National Library for the Environment
Type of Resource 31 Profiles/Short Reports + Data Sheet + Fact Sheet
Title US in the World: Connecting People and Communities
Author Roger-Mark De Souza (primary)
Affiliation Population Reference Bureau in collaboration with the Population and Habitat Campaign of the National Audubon Society and the Population Coalition of local Leagues of Women Voters.
Url http://www.prb.org/news/usworld.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Series of reports includes:

Type of Resource 24 Reports
Title National State of the Environment Reports
Author Various National Governments
Affiliation Various National Governments
Url http://www.grida.no/soe/index.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Reports provide overview of environmental conditions in various countries, each report typically addresses issues of Biodiversity, Water, Air Pollution, Land and Forest Resources, Waste, Management, and other topics. Reports are available from:

Type of Resource Report
Title The Population-Environment Connection: What Does It Mean for Environmental Policy?
Author Carlyn E. Orians and Marina Skumanich
Affiliation Battelle Seattle Research Center
URL http://www.seattle.battelle.org/services/e&s/pop-env/index.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1997, this report address population and environmnet linakges in the United States. "It includes a primer on key demographic trends within the U.S. and provides some ideas on the implications of these trends for environmental policy." Here's the Table of Contents:

Executive Summary
Chapter 1 – Population and Environmental Policy - introduction.
Chapter 2 – From Malthus to Cairo - an historical review.
Chapter 3 – Theories and Models - current theoretical perspectives.
Chapter 4 – Demographic Details - a systematic review of demographic conditions and their implications for the environment.
Chapter 5 – Making the Link to the Environment - examples of applying demographic analysis to environmental policy.
Chapter 6 – Getting to Policy   - Summary and thoughts on how to extend our knowledge base.
Chapter 7 – References
Chapter 8 – Suggested Readings

Type of Resource 4 Reports + Summaries
Title Population change-natural resources-environment linkages in east and southeast Asia
Author Alain Marcoux
Affiliation United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Url http://www.undp.org/popin/fao/faohome.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process

Type of Resource Report Chapter
Title U.S. Population and Sustainability
Author President's Council on Sustainability and Development
Affiliation OVarious
URL http://www.whitehouse.gov/PCSD/Publications/TF_Reports/amer-chap6.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract This is chapter six of the report, "Sustainable America: A New Consensus for the Future" "Population growth, especially when coupled with current consumption patterns, affects sustainability. A sustainable United States is one where all Americans have access to family palnning and reproductive health services, women enjoy increased opportunities for education and employment, and responsible immigration policies are fairly implemented and enforced."

Type of Resource Report
Title Overview of India's Environmental Laws & Regulations
Author David Shaman
Affiliation World Bank
Url http://www.worldbank.org/nipr/india/india-back.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract 1996 survey which covers India laws addressing environmental issues, case law and public activism and Pollution Control Boards.

Type of Resource Report
Title World Fertility Patterns 1997
Author Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat
Affiliation United Nations
Url http://www.undp.org/popin/wdtrends/fer/fer.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Includes tables on [1] Trends in total fertility rate (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania); [2] Age patterns of fertility (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania), Graphs of the age patterns of fertility (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania), and notes.

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