PSN delivers ethical position paper at EuroNGOs conference in Lyon

October 3, 2008


PSN Co-ordinator Karen Newman recently addressed delegates at the EuroNGOs annual meeting in Lyon, France as part of a debate examining the the capacity to approach population growth issues and their interface with climate change, from a rights-based perspective. 

Credit: PSN


The event

The EuroNGOs AGM held in Lyon France was attended by over 40 NGOs, funding bodies and academics working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, development and population issues.

The conference theme was The interface between Population, Environment and Poverty Alleviation. The event therefore provided an opportunity to address the relationship between climate change and population growth, at the same time as  discussing possibilities and challenges for sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy against the background of the 1994 UN International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Preparing for ICPD at 15

Building upon the strategy workshop held earlier in the year, EuroNGOs used the conference agenda to extend the debate on the relationship between climate change and population growth, to other organizations and stakeholders.

The event also presented an opportunity for members to coordinate efforts  in the forthcoming year over the ICPD at 15 strategy and the planned international events to mark the date.

Considering the ethical issues

At the event PSN's Karen Newman delivered a presentation on Ethical Dimensions of Addressing Population Growth Issues

Karen's presentation is available here.