We cannot have a sustainable planet without stabilizing population and changing the way people interact with the natural world. PMC works on both fronts.
Population increases by over 228,000 people every day — each person produces waste and needs sufficient land, water, shelter, food, and energy. PMC continually works to address the rights of women and girls because it is through this human rights agenda that population can stabilize.
Population stabilization is not a “silver bullet” able to guarantee sustainability on its own, but to PMC it is the most important (and the most cost-effective) because it simultaneously enhances human rights and impacts all other sustainability issues. Population is a powerful part of the solution to every environmental concern around the world.
In addition to addressing the rights of women and girls in its dramas, PMC dramas also addresses issues like biodiversity and habitat conservation, biodiversity mainstreaming, forest management, water conservation, farming practices, and climate change adaptation. It’s not enough to create protected areas (although that is important), we must also motivate entire societies to create long-lasting meaningful change in their behaviors and in their relationship with the natural world for the conservation of nature.