and Equilibrium Research
released a report on the interplay between the environment and human health. Vital Sites: The Contribution of Protected Areas to Human Health
documents the environmental-human health connection, provides case studies from both the developed and developing worlds, and offers recommendations to enhance the health outcomes that can be gained from environmental good governance. “[P]rotected areas are not a luxury but are key sites to protect not only biodiversity, but also ecosystem services and our wider well-being,” the World Bank’s Kathy MacKinnon writes in the foreword.
“Family Planning and the Environment: Connected Through Human and Community Well-Being,” part of PATH‘s Outlook series, details the importance of family planning-environmental projects to communities living in remote and ecologically vulnerable areas. Designed for practitioners, the article aims to promote cross-discipline dialogue and offers case studies from the Philippines and Uganda. The article concludes that “more collaborative family planning and environmental efforts aimed at reducing inequities would better ensure sustainable community development as well as the right of individuals to achieve what they value.”