Focus on women changemakers in Yes! Magazine

April 27, 2022 -

Veronika Perkova's article "To Save a Forest, Look to the Women," featuring Stable Planet Alliance, is a great profile of some strong, wise, fearless women working for the future of our planet, biodiversity, and civilization.

Ninfa Carianil Damaso, first female forest ranger of Fundación ProAves, poses in front of a nature preservation sign. 

Photo:  Fundación ProAves

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Nandita Bajaj appointed Advisory Board Chair

 

March 15, 2022 -

We're thrilled to announce humane educator and scholar of human and planetary rights and coercive pronatalism,  Nandita Bajaj, as chair of Stable Planet's Advisory Board.  Nandita is a passionate advocate for planetary health, deeply interested in the intimate links between pronatalism, anthropocentrism and overpopulation, and their impacts on human rights, animal protection, and environmental preservation. In addition to her roles as executive director of Population Balance and co-director of the Fair Start Movement, she is on faculty at the Institute for Humane Education at Antioch University, where she teaches human rights, environmental ethics, and Pronatalism and Overpopulation, a course that she designed (the first of its kind).

Our board is a powerhouse of skilled and dynamic people, deeply committed to making our civilization work better for humanity, ecosystems, other species, and our beautiful planet.  We have a diverse array of sociologists, economists, global change scientists, conservationists, gender and public policy specialists, legal and ethics scholars, demographers, women's leadership specialists, conservationists, writers, philosophers, historians, artists and media specialists.  Nandita's bold, yet calm, steady, leadership is warmly welcomed by all.    Congratulations, Nandita!

Read more about Nandita here.

Est. reading time: 1 min.

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People's impacts and rights matter in the SDGs -
let's acknowledge and correct policy errors of the past

Open letter to Mr Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA)

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28 February, 2022 -   

In an open letter to the UN's Under-Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), Stable Planet Alliance has urged UN-DESA to formulate positions on population and consumption. We recommended the following guidelines:


1. Treating demographics/population and consumption as tightly integrated issues gravely impacting the planet, society and civilization;


2. Centrally addressing the crucial role of family planning and related development policy reforms in order to make progress on the climate and other environmental and social crises, and successfully implement the Sustainable Development Goals.


3. Taking a child-centric approach that prioritizes equitable and sustainable development, positive human empowerment, and goals of the Children's Rights Convention regarding current and as-yet unborn children.


4. Acknowledging that past policies should have been better formulated for demographic sustainability and human rights/autonomy, and taking powerful steps to correct these in the abundant evidence of our planetary and societal crises. 

Read our open letter here.                 Est. reading time: 1 min.

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World Scientists and Economists Recommend Urgent Actions for Survival of Civilization

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NEWS RELEASE - October 28, 2021

For immediate release

 

Media Contacts (US):
Prof Phoebe Barnard                                                                           
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phoebe.barnard@stableplanetalliance.org  

Stephen Kent

+1 914 589 5988

skent@kentcom.com

 

Media Contact (UK):

Edmund Gemmell

+44 20 8123 7517

ed@stylemediauk.com

 

News provided by Stable Planet Alliance and Scientists Warning Europe - Nov 12, 2021, 17:00 PT

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[MOUNT VERNON, Wash., Oct. 28, 2021] –  The nonprofits Stable Planet Alliance (Stable Planet) and Scientists Warning Europe (SWE) today announced the launch, at COP26 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, of the “World Scientists’ Warnings into Action” (SWIA) paper, a solutions-oriented framework and follow-up to the “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency” paper published in 2019.

 

The new paper goes beyond the reach of traditional scientific papers, and even existing “scientists’ warnings” in that it not only warns of impending climate harms, but articulates what we need to do to avoid them.  It recommends specific, urgent, large-scale transformative actions and solutions to the multi-faceted planetary overshoot emergencies faced by humanity.

Addressed to leaders around the world at multiple scales, from householders and community leaders to heads of state and the UN Secretary-General, the paper is a collaboration:   of top world scientists, economists, and governance specialists, identifying a framework for action to protect the planet and society for future generations, by 2026, 2030 and 2050.

"This framework shows the main ways that we can bend the needle on the climate and biodiversity crises, by systemic reforms at different levels,” said co-lead author, Professor Phoebe Barnard of the University of Washington and Stable Planet Alliance. “Six areas were originally identified for urgent action in the World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency paper in 2019 – Energy, Atmospheric Pollutants, Nature, Food Systems, Population Stabilization, and the Economy. Not all are equally amenable to action by individuals or households, but many are very much under local control. In this new paper, we look at six scales of action, from individual and household levels through communities, cities, districts, nations and global levels, and how soon these need to happen. And while much of the solution to our planetary overshoot needs systemic change, individual households can play strong roles in several of these areas, including nature, food systems and population stabilization.”

Read the full press release here.

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Stable Planet Alliance in the news

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October 12, 2021 -   

World scientists, economists, governance specialists produce framework for local to global action

 

Our "World Scientists Warning into Action" paper on planetary action, led by Stable Planet Alliance CEO Phoebe Barnard, also an affiliate full professor of environmental and societal futures at University of Washington, guides time-sensitive priority actions for 2026, 2030 and 2050 to avert the worst of the climate and biodiversity emergencies, strongly recommended to planners and policymakers in communities, governments and companies at scales from local to global around the world. 

 

Scientists Warning Europe is assisting the authors in obtaining over 20,000 scientists' co-signatures to the paper from every country of the world - providing the ultimate framework for climate action for COP26 and beyond.  

 

Have a degree in the natural, social, political, health or education sciences?  Read and co-sign the paper or its 2-pg summary here.

 

Est. reading time: 6 mins.