A rising population and climate change need to be considered together in an integrated policy, experts demanded at a forum on sexual and reproductive health and development held in Berlin Sep. 2-4.
Family planning is not at present being considered in the context of climate change, even though national adaptation programs to climate change of the less developed countries point out the link between population growth and pressure on the environment within the context of climate change.
The governments of the 40 poorest countries have recently linked population growth and environmental catastrophes, but few directly address population growth in their adaptation strategies to climate change.
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