Information & Resources

CHASE Africa Newsletters

May 2018 CHASE Africa in May - GDPR Final Call
March 2018 CHASE Africa Newsletter
December 2017 CHASE Africa at Christmas
September 2017 CHASE Africa in September
April 2017 CHASE Africa - a future and a hope
December 2016 CHASE Africa at Christmas
October 2016 The Nomads Tent is coming to CHASE Africa in Nunney - Come and visit us!
May 2016 CHASE Africa in May
February 2016 CHASE Africa Annual Report 2015
September 2015 CHASE Africa - on the run...
March 2015 CHASE Africa Annual Report 2014
December 2014 CHASE Africa News #2
October 2014 CHASE Africa in October

Other Websites

There are many websites that offer information about population and the environment. It is our aim to gather here a list of resources that we believe will be useful to anyone trying to grapple with these major issues.

  • The Royal Society’s ‘People and the Planet’ Report was published in April 2012, ahead of the Rio+20 summit. It addresses the relationship between population and the environment and calls on the international community to work urgently to bring the world’s poorest 1.3 billion people out of poverty, to address over-consumption in the developed world, and to give strong leadership in the areas of reproductive health and voluntary family planning. The Report’s fourth recommendation endorses the work of CHASE Africa, stating that ‘population and the environment should not be considered as two separate issues’. It highlights the fact that many of the world’s poorest people do not have access to family planning and are therefore unable to manage their fertility by choosing the number and spacing of their children. This has a direct impact on poverty, health and the environment.
  • The Guardian (UK newspaper) has published an article based on an article in Science that suggests that the world’s population will have reached 11 billion by 2100 and that there is a 70% chance of continuous population growth.
  • Africa Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the creation, translation, and utilisation of research evidence for policy formulation and resource allocation in Africa. They offer lots of interesting publications on their site.
  • The United Nations Population Fund website contains much useful information on world population.
  • This UNFPA/ Guttmacher Institute factsheet provides an up-to-date summary of the current facts and figures relating to contraception.
  • The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is a Kenyan environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods.
  • The World Wildlife Fund campaigns to protect environments and species.
  • The Population Sustainability Network and Population Matters campaign on population and environmental issues.
  • An article from the New York Times on the effectiveness of different types of birth control – in using the data for comparisons of the various types it can be seen that hormonal implants have the greatest long term success rate (or lowest failure rate).