Climate Change and Population: A Review of the Literature

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There is a sizeable body of literature that explores the connections between population and climate change and family planning as a link between the two. Overall, family planning has been proposed as both a means of preventing further climate change by slowing population growth, and thereby reducing consumption, and as a tool to equip vulnerable individuals, households, communities, and countries to better manage the challenges of a warming world. The following review summarizes the academic literature, conference papers, and UN reports from the last decade, exploring the background of these two perspectives, with an emphasis on family planning as a strategy of climate change adaptation, particularly for women.

Year: 2013

Source: PAI

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