27 October 2011
7 billion people are not the issue: human development is what counts
Amid concerns about the capacity of the planet to support more people, a panel of population and development experts argue that it is not the number of people that is of concern, but more so their age, education, health status, and location that is most relevant to sustainability.
Their recommendations are outlined in The Laxenburg Declaration, a statement coordinated by IIASA and prepared for submission to Rio+20. More.