MEDIA ADVISORY: Worldwatch Presents Findings Assessing Evidence Linking Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability

MEDIA ADVISORY
 
Worldwatch Presents Findings Assessing Evidence Linking Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability
Media Contact:
Gaelle Gourmelon
Phone: +1 (202) 745-8092 x 510
E-mail: ggourmelon@worldwatch.org
 
WHAT: 
 
The Wilson Center is hosting the Worldwatch Institute's Robert Engelman as he presents the findings of the Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA). The FPESA team has found that there is an active search for a greater understanding of the link between family planning and the environment by a diverse field of researchers, women and men from developed and developing countries alike. There is not yet a "smoking gun" that definitively proves family planning is critical for environmental sustainability, but there is mounting evidence for the link.
 
WHEN: 
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Reception to follow.
 
WHO: 
 
Robert Engelman | Senior Fellow, Worldwatch Institute
Alaka Basu | Senior Fellow, UN Foundation
Cat Lazaroff | Managing Program Director, Resource Media
 
WHERE:
 
Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
 
WHY: 
 
There is a growing support within the environmental and reproductive health communities for the idea that expanding access to family planning services contributes to environmental sustainability, but how strong is the evidence? A team of researchers from around the world led by the Worldwatch Institute's Robert Engelman has tackled this question to find out what we know for sure and where further research will be valuable.
 
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Notes to Editors: To schedule interviews or to obtain a complimentary electronic copy of Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability: Assessing the Science, please contact Gaelle Gourmelon at ggourmelon@worldwatch.org or (202) 745-8092 x 510.