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UPEC announces White Paper

"Utah's Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All"

Utah and UPEC

Utah’s beautiful, pristine, and expansive natural environment has been greatly degraded in recent years, fueled by high population growth and rapid growth of its resource extraction-based economic sectors. Utah’s leaders are actively planning to accommodate a predicted doubling of the population in the next 20 to 30 years – especially along the urban Wasatch Front.

UPEC was founded in 1997 initially to provide a data-based foundation for considering population and environment concerns and issues. It is managed and directed by board members who meet regularly (please see Who We Are).

OUR MISSION: Envisioning a sustainable, healthy and happy human population living in harmony with the natural environment

We believe it is our responsibility as citizens of the earth to be concerned about the environment, sustainability, and population. We place special value on the unique heritage and landscape of the state of Utah.

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September 25, 2019
UPEC Announces New White Paper

UPEC Announces New White Paper

— Monday, August 26, 2019. For immediate release.  The Utah Population and Environment Council (UPEC) announces the immediate release of its new white paper: “Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All.” The paper coincides with the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference, being held in Salt Lake City August 26-28. The theme of this conference […]

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Population Connection Talk with Hannah Evans

Population Connection Talk with Hannah Evans

Hannah Evans will explore the connections between population growth, access to comprehensive healthcare, and environmental sustainability. Through an examination of some of the root causes of population growth, she will highlight the links between poverty, marginalization, women’s rights, and environmental pressures made worse by climate change. Hannah will argue that global development is predicated on […]

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