Population Matters

Population Institute is Carbon Free

October 13th, 2009

In less than two months, world leaders will convene in Copenhagen to develop a global plan of action on climate change.  If all goes well, a new accord will help us mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

But there’s no time to waste.  We must all do our part.  Looking into the future the Population Institute sees that two important things need to be accomplished in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; we need to reduce per capita consumption of fossil fuels, while also slowing the growth rate of the world’s population. Each one plays a key role in creating a sustainable world, and addressing one solution alone will not enable us to reach this vision. It is important that we work on both fronts.

While the Population Institute focuses our work on establishing a world population in balance with a healthy global environment, we know that this isn’t the only answer to creating a sustainable world. So in order to live by our commitment to a sustainable future the Population Institute has become carbon free. We are offsetting our carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org by becoming a CarbonFree® Partner. Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree® Partner program supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects in the U.S. and abroad to reduce CO2 pollution and help hasten our transition to a clean energy future.

We hope you will join us in our efforts to create a sustainable world for our children and the generations to come.

Posted by Jennie Wetter, Program Manager

One Response to “Population Institute is Carbon Free”

  1. David Burton Says:

    You may be aware of the PopOffsets initiative – which is the first carbon offset scheme that funds family planning as a carbon reduction program. IT is operated by the UK charity, the Optimum Population Trust. May I suggest that the Population Institute considers offsetting its carbon through PopOffsets?

    Best wishes,

    David Burton

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