average projected change in agricultural production
average population growth rate
average unmet need for family planning
High population growth & high decline in agricultural production
High population growth & low resilience to climate change
Population & climate change hotspots
Hotspots with a high unmet need for family planning
High rates of population growth are likely to intersect with adverse consequences of climate change in many countries. This map shows countries currently experiencing high rates of population growth, and either high projected declines in agricultural production or low resilience to climate change, or both. Many of these countries already face widespread poverty, low levels of education, limited access to health services, and gender inequality. The impacts of climate change magnify these challenges. Such countries can be considered “hotspots" of population and climate change.
Investing in health programs that meet family planning needs could slow population growth and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts. This is especially important because women, especially those who live in poverty, are likely to be most affected by the negative effects of climate change.
Population and climate change "hotspots" are those which are experiencing high rates of population growth, high projected declines in agricultural production AND low resilience to climate change.
Please review our methodology for data sources, definitions and descriptions.