Climate change and family planning: Least-developed countries define the agenda

L Bryant, L Carver, Colin BUTLER, A Anage

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The links between rapid population growth and concerns regarding climate change have received little attention. Some commentators have argued that slowing population growth is necessary to reduce further rises in carbon emissions. Others have objected that this would give rise to dehumanizing "population control" programmes in developing countries. Yet the perspective of the developing countries that will be worst affected by climate change has been almost completely ignored by the scientific literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)852-857
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organisation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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