Double Dividends: Population Dynamics & Climate Adaptation
Often lacking from high-level discussions on climate change adaptation and mitigation is the inevitable role that rapid population growth plays in exacerbating vulnerability in developing countries. As Monica Das Gupta noted in her recent report, Population, Poverty, and Climate Change, “it is estimated that the effect of a 40 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per capita in developed countries between 2000 and 2050 would be entirely offset by the increase in emissions attributable to expected population growth in poorer countries over this period.” As communities grapple with the effects of climate change, there is a growing movement pointing to the multiple co-benefits that could emerge from policy interventions targeted at reducing fertility through voluntary access to family planning.
Join us in a discussion with Monica Das Gupta and Kathleen Mogelgaard as they explore these co-benefits and strategies to integrate them into climate change responses.
- Lessons From Kenya and Malawi on Combining Climate Change, Development, and Population Policy
- What Next? Finding Ways to Integrate Population and Reproductive Health Into Climate Change Adaptation
- Food Security in a Climate-Altered Future, Part One: “Hotspots” Suggest Food Insecurity More Than a Supply Problem
- Food Security in a Climate-Altered Future, Part Two: Population Projections Are Not Destiny
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Research Professor, University of Maryland; Visiting Scholar, Population Reference Bureau
Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
Consultant, Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson Center