Attention COP21: $1 for Family Planning Saves 1 Ton of Carbon Emissions

November 25, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

$1 spent on family planning saves one ton of carbon emissions
In the run-up to the Paris climate summit, new research commissioned by Population Matters in partnership with the University of Lancaster, shows that investing in family planning (reducing future energy demand by preventing unwanted births and hence lifetimes in developed as well as developing countries) is an even more cost-effective way to abate CO2 emissions than previously thought; and at under $2 per ton is far cheaper than any renewable energy alternative. For example, leading UK carbon offsetting schemes typically charge between $12 and $24.

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