Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania

January 13, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania
See original/source content: http://blog.nature.org/science/2016/01/07/climate-change-health-population-dynamics-tanzania-women-contraception-environment-family-planning/

As people around the world celebrate the remarkable Paris Agreement to address climate change, there’s a genuine opportunity for countries to act on their financial pledges to help the world adapt to climate change – especially people in developing countries who are most vulnerable.
One progressive way of helping at-risk people adapt to climate change is to improve their health. Voluntary family planning, which greatly improves women’s health, could play a part in a rights-based strategy that advances adaptive capacity and women’s health simultaneously. In addition, more scientists and governments have made the connection between population growth and global carbon emissions and have recognized the multiple benefits that family planning provides.

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