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Useful Links


How links are currently arranged on this page
Links are given under the following headings and in this order: (1) United Nations Sites. (2) Official United Kingdom Sites. (3) Some United Kingdom University Sites. (4) Climate Change, Hazards & Conflict Sites. (5) Other National and International Sites concerned with Population and Environmental matters.


United Nations Sites (in alphabetical order)

UN (Home page)

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division

UN Development Programme

UN Division for Sustainable Development

UN Environment Programme

UN Environment Programme. World Conservation Monitoring Centre

UN Food and Agriculture Organization

UN High Commission for Refugees

UN Industrial Development Organization International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies

UN Population Division

UN Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Demographic Manuals on-line

UN Population Fund

UN Population Information Network

UN Statistics Division, Demographic and Social Statistics

UN University Institute for Environment and Human Security

UN World Food Programme

UN World Health Organisation

UN World Population Prospects. The 2010 Revision

World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Some Official United Kingdom Sites

All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health

UK Parliament

TSO. Information and Publishing Solutions (provides access to many government papers)

ESDS (Government: surveys, newsletters, links)

Cabinet Office (coordinates policy and strategy across government departments)

10 Downing Street (Prime Minister and the Government, news releases)

Department for Communities and Local Government

Directgov (UK government website for citizens)

Home Office (UK internal affairs, including crime, terrorism, drugs, race relations, immigration, and research in these areas)

Migration Impacts Forum (of the Home Office UK Border Agency)

Migration Advisory Committee

Strategic Migration Partnership

MI5 (the UK Security Service responsible for protecting the UK against threats to national security)

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Department for International Development

Department of Trade and Industry

Government Actuary's Department

Office of National Statistics (access here to the series publications Population Trends, National Population Projections Series PP2, and International Migration Series MN, as well as many other statistics items)

ESRC Research Centre for Population Change (UK. Research into fertility and family formation, household dynamics, implications of migration, and modelling population growth)

Commission for Rural Communities

English Nature

Environment Agency

Natural England (formerly the Countryside Agency)

UK Sustainable Development Commission

UK Border Agency

Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and refugees

Some United Kingdom University Sites (in alphabetical order)

British Society for Population Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science

Built Environment Department, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and Chelmsford (for Research–Population and Housing Research Group)
http://http:// faculties/fst/departments/builtenv.html

Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research

Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)

Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, Warwick University

Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism

Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship

Economic and Social Research Council Research Centre for Population Change

Environment and Society Research Unit at University College, London

Environmental Change Institute

Geography Department, University of Dundee (for population geography)

Inter-Governmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation & Political Violence
See also International Center for the Study of radicalisation

International Migration Institute, Oxford University

Migration Observatory, Oxford University

Migration Research Unit, Geography Department, University College, London

Natural Environment Research Council

Oxford Centre for Population Research, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Oxford University

Oxford Institute of Ageing (addressing demographic ageing at a global, societal, and individual level)

Political Demography of Ethnicity, Nationalism and Religion (web site of Eric Kaufmann, London University)

PopGroup (UK. PopGroup is a family of software developed to forecast population, households and the labour force for areas and social groups)

Refugee Study Centre, Oxford University

Social and Cultural Geography Group, Swansea University

Social and Spatial Inequalities Research Group, Sheffield University

Social Science Information Gateway

Understanding Population Trends and Processes

Climate Change, Hazards & Conflict Sites (in alphabetical order)

Centre for Conflict Studies. Netherlands, University of Utrecht

Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of disasters (CRED)

Climate Action Network (network of NGOs concerned with problems of climate change)

Climate Concern UK (provides information and ideas for campaigning on climate change, and helps activists to link up)

Climate Group (a UK and USA based group of organisations committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions) (climate change information service)

Conflict Studies Research Centre (UK)

Dan's Earth Changes Report

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) UK

European Climate Change Programme

Global Warming Issues

Global Warming Policy Foundation

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

International Emergency Events Database (EM_DAT)

National Center for Atmospheric Research, Colorado, USA

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Pew Centre on Global Climate Change

Political Instability Task Force (funded by the USA's Central Intelligence Agency)

Responding to Climate Change

Soeren Kern (Senior Analyst for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid – Based Strategic Studies Group. Insights into tensions world–wide)

Tomorrow's Climate Today's Challenge (the UK government's web site to promote understanding of the challenge of climate change)

Tyndall Centre (a UK centre for trans-disciplinary research on climate change)

UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) (helps organisations assess how they might be affected by climate change; provides information about climate change)

UK Meteorological Office Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research (carries out climate modelling; also gives links to other climate modelling centres worldwide)

World Meteorological Organization

NB. The Scientific Alliance (listed in the following section) currently has climate change as one focus of interest.

For a dissident view on global warming see the Cooler Head Coalition

Persons who would like to receive on-going critical comments about climate change analysis, related matters, and cosmic events, can receive these from Benny Peiser, editor CCNet. They should subscribe by sending an e-mail to (subject line: “subscribe cambridge-conference”).

Other National and International Sites (in alphabetical order)

Abernethy (eclectic researcher, writer and campaigner on population matters, upholding the rule of law and liberty, and other issues)
Virginia Abernethy

Alliance Knowledge Partnership Demographics

American Immigration Control Foundation

Apply the Breaks ('help us stop unsustainable U.S. Population Growth')

A Rocha ('an international conservation organisation working to care for God's world')

Association for Population/ Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers - International

Association of Environmentalists for nuclear energy
See also James Lovelock's web site (Lovelock is the author of the Gaia theory of planetary regulation and a supporter of the use of nuclear energy)

Audubon Population and Habitat Program

Balanced Migration (a cross party group of the UK parliament)

Best Foot Forward (for ecological footprint studies)

British Ecological Society

British Society for Population Studies

Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS)

Campaign for Political Ecology

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Canada First Immigration Reform Committee

Carrying Capacity Network

Catholics for Choice (advocates use of safe abortion and condoms)

Census Bureau International Programs Centre

Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

Center for Biological Diversity (programme includes alerting people to human overpopulation and the species extinction crisis)

Center for Environment and Population (focuses on the USA)

Center for Immigration Studies (USA) (Offers free e-mail information services, including Immigration Overseas)

Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University (CIESIN) (interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment)

Center for Migration Studies New York

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The World Factbook (includes demographic and environmental data and much else, country by country)

Centre for Social Cohesion (founded by Civitas, UK)

Centre on Migration Policy and Society

Christian Ecology Link (UK)

Club of Rome (a global think tank and centre of innovation and initiative focusing on the critical issues that will determine the future of humanity and of the planet. It commissioned research the outcome of which was the book 'Limits to growth')
See also the European Support Centre of the club

Columbia University Earth Institute

Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography

Consortium for Applied Research on Migration

Controlling growth in our communities (for North American activists)

Council of Europe Publishing: Population

Council of Europe, Population, Social Cohesion and Quality of Life

Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration (UK parliamentarians who advocate that immigration should be brought down to the level of emigration)

Culture Change (Sustainable Energy Institute, California, USA)

Development Gateway (sharing knowledge on sustainable development and poverty reduction. A lot on population issues)

Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty

Die Off (A very wide-ranging detailed source, with the starting point of fossil fuel depletion)

Earth Council

Earth Day Network (USA based, promotes environmental citizenship worldwide)

Earth Policy Institute

Elm Farm Research Centre (promotes sustainable land-use based on organic principles)

Envirolink (provides access to environmental resources, globally but with a focus on the USA)

Environment, Health and Development Network

Environment News Service

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Environmental Literacy Council

Environmental Sustainability Index (a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability)

Eurobarometer 66. Public Opinion in the European Union

Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration

European Commission, Agriculture and Rural Development

European Commission, Home Affairs, Documentation Centre, Immigration

European Council on refugees and exiles

European Migration Centre

European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic relations

European Union Information Website (EU and Europe)

European University Institute. Migration Policy Centre
European University Institute

Eurostat, Population data. European Commission

Family Planning Association (UK)

Findhorn Foundation (spiritual approach to the environment; ecovillage)

Forum for the Future (works in partnership with business, the public sector and others to build a sustainable future)

Forum on religion and ecology (main religions: attitudes to ecology)


Free Muslim Coalition (created to eliminate broad base support for Islamic extremism and terrorism and to strengthen secular democratic institutions)
Free Muslim Coalition

Friends of the Earth UK

Global Footprint Network (promotes the ecological footprint method to achieve sustainability)

Global Issues (environmental, trade related, geopolitics, etc.)

Global Population Speak Out (claims it aims to break down the barrier to public discussion of overpopulation) etc.)

Green Alliance (promotes UK policies for a better environment)

Growth Is Madness (GIM addresses the need to confront our continued irrational push for unending growth on a finite earth)

Guardian, The (UK) (on population issues)

Immigration Concern (news items on population matters and links to relevant organisations)

Immigration Control Platform (Ireland)

Immigration Spot (focuses on immigration legal matters)

Immigration Watch Canada

Initiative in Population Research (a population, family, and health initiative at Ohio State University)

Institute for Population Studies USA

Institute for Public Policy Research (UK)

Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California

Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration Asylum and Refugees

International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Vienna

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (“to educate the public in relation to diplomacy and strategy, public administration and policy, security and counter-terrorism and international conflict resolution. Within this area, we also educate on issues relating to political violence”).

International Council for Human Ecology and Ethnology

International Development Research Centre, Canada, Resource Clock (for related issues click on "idrc home")

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (inter-disciplinary studies on environmental, economic, population and other issues)

International Institute for Environment and Development

International Institute for Sustainable Development

International Labour Organisation

International Organisation for Migration, Geneva

International Planned Parenthood Federation

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (UK organisation that explains the Islamic position on environmental protection and adopts a practical approach to resolve current issues)

Islamization Watch (it is the responsibility of Islam to embrace the liberties required for citizens of a modern state

Jack Parson's archive (important publications on population matters by a former patron of the Optimum Population Trust)

Jihad Watch (about Jihad theology and ideology, correcting popular misconceptions)
Jihad Watch

John Feeney (“an environmental writer with a focus on fundamental but underreported, often generally unrecognized ecological issues” including adverse effects of human population growth)
John Feeney

Limits to Growth (“an iconoclastic view of immigration and culture”, with a focus on the USA)

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Migration Information Source

Migration News

Migration Policy Institute (including the Transatlantic Council on Migration)

Migration Watch UK

National Immigration Forum (USA)

Negative Population Growth

Netcen (UK provider of consultancy, technical and field services in air quality, contaminated land and waste management, to Governments, Local Authorities, Regulators and Industry)

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute

New Economics Foundation (aims to construct a new economy centred on people and the environment)

NumbersUSA (focuses on control of immigration)

Office of Population Research, Princeton University

Optimum Population Trust (now the web site is “Population Matters”, which is also listed below)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD)

Pensions Policy Institute (UK) (site included since reforming pension policy ia a vital component of reforming immigration policy)

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

People and the Planet

Planet Thoughts (thoughts directed towards caring for our planet)

Population Action International

Population Action International. Interactive climate change and population maps

Population Connection (effects of population growth, main focus the USA)

Population Council of New York (sustainable approaches to enhancing people's health and well-being world-wide)

Population Environment Balance

Population and Environment Linkages Service, National Council for Science and the Environment (Washington)

Population Environment Research Network (PERN)

Population Index

Population Information Program of the John Hopkins School of Public Health

Population Institute

Population Matters (“Population Matters is the working name of the Optimum Population Trust”)

Population Media Center (uses entertainment-education for social change)
Clicking on 'PMC Blog' (right side, Home Page), then selecting 'Topic' and choosing 'Population', will bring you to one of the most useful series of articles on population matters, sent to Bill Ryerson, President of the Center, and passed on by him. Select 'Month' to look for back issues.

Population Policy Press (established by the late Jack Parsons, with details of his works on population matters)

Population Reference Bureau, Washington DC

Population and Sustainability Network


Prince of Wales's Business and the Environment Programme

Princeton University's Office of Population Research

Project USA for an Immigration Time-out

Property and Environment Research Center (seeks market solutions to environmental problems)

Redefining Progress (sustainability issues and ecological footprint studies)

Refugee Council (UK)

Refugee Studies Centre (at Oxford University, UK)

Resilience Alliance (studies the capacity of ecosystems to tolerate disturbance)

Rockefeller University Program for the Human Environment

Scientific Alliance (promotes sound science in the radical discussion of environmental challenges, and provides useful information on a wide range of environmental issues)

Scientists for Global Responsibility

Scientists for Population Reduction

Sierra Club (claims to be America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization)
See also SUSPS (a network of Sierra Club activists who advocate population stabilization in the USA)

Social Science Research Council. Migration. (USA)

Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict

Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) (USA)

Sovereignty (significance of national sovereignty for population and environmental issues)

Stockholm Environment Institute (science and policy of environment and development)

Sustainability Southeast (towards a sustainable human culture; the relationship between food supply, human population growth and ecosystem deterioration)

Sustainable Development Commission UK

The environmentalist (focuses on the USA)

Traffic (has the mission to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature)

Transition Towns (helping communities to respond to the twin challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change).

UK Biodiversity Action Plan

UK Clearing House Mechanism for Biodiversity

U.S. Census Bureau (information on the whole world as well as the USA)

U.S. Immigration: A guide to the visa and green card

VDARE,Peter Brimelow (Center for American Unity. Relationships of immigration to sovereignty and democracy)

Vienna Institute of Demography

Wildpro (WildPro multimedia is an Electronic Encyclopaedia for wildlife, providing information relating to natural history, wildlife health and management; UK based)

WorldMapper (maps and data sets on population and many other variables)

Worldometers (world statistics updated in real time))

World Bank (major source of information about development and the environment)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

World Conservation Union (IUCN)

Worldwatch Institute (a major source of global environmental analysis, especially its annual publications 'State of the World' and 'Vital Signs')

World Overpopulation Awareness

World Population Prospects. The 2010 Revision

World Resources Institute

World Wide Fund For Nature, WWF International

World Wide Fund For Nature, UK branch

Giving the above links does not imply we agree with the policies of all the organisations concerned.

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