Population and Sustainable Development Alliance seeks to raise awareness about the connections between population dynamics, reproductive health, the environment and sustainable development.
We believe that population dynamics are of critical importance to sustainable development, which can be advanced through accelerated progress towards sexual and reproductive health and rights.
PSDA aims to promote and increase political and financial support for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and for its integration into wider policy and programme development as a means of increasing resilience, advancing environmental sustainability and improving human health and well-being.
PSDA works to foster constructive and accurate dialogue among policy-makers and civil society about population dynamics, climate change and other sustainable development issues, and to counter misinformation or oversimplification of these complex but critical relationships.
PSDA brings together organizations that: –
- Support a comprehensive vision of sexual and reproductive health and rights which includes increased access to voluntary family planning programmes that respect and protect human rights, and speak out against programmes which are coercive or which have the effect of reducing, not increasing individual women’s and men’s reproductive choices;
- Understand the complex and sensitive nature of the linkages between population dynamics, consumption and sustainable development issues, including climate change, and advocate for a focus on population dynamics in ways that respect and protect human rights.
- Advocate for increased access to information, education and services which advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the context of global solidarity within which developed nations make significant efforts to reduce consumption and also support the developing world in their efforts to develop and to adapt to climate change and build resilience to other environment problems.
The alliance is made up of a diverse range of organisations with various areas of focus, including organisations that:-
- Promote or participate dialogue, and / or undertake advocacy at the national and/or international level, reflecting the importance of SRHR not only in its own right, but also as a means for building resilience and advancing sustainable development.
- Work at the community level in integrated programmes combining the provision of voluntary family planning and other reproductive services with conservation and other sustainable development initiatives, ultimately increasing resilience to climate change and other environmental problems, and improving human well-being in those communities.
- Conduct research and policy work relating to the connections between population, reproductive health, the environment and development.