12. Population, Production and Consumption
Population is a key element in the human impact on the environment. Population growth is often held to be the root cause of environmental problems, but the interactions between population, economic development and environmental change are too complex to support this conclusion. Other important factors, such as distributional patterns, migration and living standards, have a major role affecting the impact of population on natural resources and the environment.
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12.1 - Introduction
12.1.1 - Population growth
220.127.116.11 - World
18.104.22.168 - Europe
12.1.2 - Distribution and density
22.214.171.124 - Migration
126.96.36.199 - Urbanisation
12.1.3 - Human development
188.8.131.52 - Fertility
184.108.40.206 - Life expectancy
220.127.116.11 - Living standards
12.2 - Production and Consumption
12.2.1 - Patterns
12.2.2 - Processes and technologies
12.2.3 - Environmental impacts
12.3 - Economic Growth versus Development
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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