Tackling population rise would fight climate change

November 20, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Glenn Campbell for this article.

Braking the rise in Earth’s population would be a major help in the fight against global warming, according to an unprecedented U.N. report published Wednesday that draws a link between demographic pressure and climate change.

“Slower population growth … would help build social resilience to climate change’s impacts and would contribute to a reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions in the future,” the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) says.

Its 104-page document emphasises that population policies be driven by support for women, access to family planning, reproductive health, and other voluntary measures.

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