The population-health-environment approach to development recognizes the interconnectedness between people and their environment, and this book examines the issues therein while identifying areas of further research and action. Population growth, size, fertility, mortality, migration, settlement patterns, and resource availability all influence the environment and development; solving the associated complex challenges demands a better understanding of how these aspects of population impact the environment, how environmental changes impact our health and well-being, and what can be done to address these issues. If these aspects can be successfully and effectively integrated, then a range of development goals, from poverty reduction to health security to gender equity, can be achieved. The papers in this volume provide comprehensive analysis by utilizing the most recent data and information.
T. V. Sekher is an associate professor at the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) in Mumbai. He is a former consultant to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and is the managing editor of the professional journal "Demography India." Abhishek Singh is an assistant professor in the department of public health and mortality studies at the IIPS. He has more than 50 publications in reputed peer-reviewed national and international journals. Sulabha Parasuraman is a former professor and head of the department of population policies and programs at the IIPS. She has published numerous articles in journals of national and international repute and is the principal author of many books and research studies. She has served as a consultant to many organizations, including the UNFPA, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF.