The world’s 105 science academies are today (Thursday 14 June 2012) highlighting the global challenges of population and consumption and calling upon world leaders to take decisive action. "We are delighted that the world’s science academies have chosen to come together to highlight two of the most profound challenges to humanity – population and consumption – and to call for urgent and coordinated international action to address them" said IAP Co-Chairs. The statement emphasises the relevance of population and consumption to the future of both developed and developing countries and reminds policy makers preparing for Rio+20 of the need to consider a number of issues ...
Translations of the IAP Statement are now available in the following languages:
- Italian (Dichiarazione dello IAP su Popolazione e Consumo)
- Spanish (Declaración de la IAP sobre población y consumo)
- French (Declaration de l'IAP sur Population et Consommation)
The Statement was translated into Italian by Ms. Sara Miante, Intern at the IAP/IAMP Secretariat (2012) in collaboration with Prof. Antonio Sgamellotti, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Italy); The Statement was translated into Spanish by Ms. Sara Miante, in collaboration with Ms. Pauline Kulstad González from the Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana; and Prof. Daniel Ricquier, Vice-president and Foreign Secretary, Académie des Sciences, (France) translated the Statement into French.
The Arabic translation has been provided by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt, translator: Ms. Yasmin Samir Abd El-Salam.