Topic » Climate Change

During the past 100 years, population growth has mirrored the growth of greenhouse gases that cause climate change, with the vast majority of produced by developed nations. But most of the effects of climate change are already being experienced in developing countries. Governments of 37 least developed countries have identified population growth as a factor that increases vulnerability to climate change.

When women are empowered to plan and space their children, they are better able to adapt to climate change and ensure the survival of their families. In addition, slowing population growth could help reduce future emissions. If the world’s population reaches 8 billion rather than 9.2 billion in 2050, it could result in one to two billion fewer tons of carbon emissions. Emissions reductions of this magnitude are equivalent to stopping all deforestation.

As the world tries to solve climate change challenges, PAI is working to ensure that population trends, gender considerations, and the global demand for contraception are not left out of the discussion.

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On Earth Day, Breaking the Silence in Bangladesh

April 22, 2013

“Superstorms like Sandy face us everyday… we must break the silence.” Those are the words of a PAI partner in Bangladesh, a country that faces the highest risk of flooding in the world. One-third of the country floods every year … Continue reading »

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Learning from Kenya and Malawi on Climate Change

April 9, 2013

PAI senior researcher Clive Mutunga presented at the Wilson Center yesterday on a panel on  “Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Kenya and Malawi.” “Demographic trends and reproductive health are likely to affect the … Continue reading »

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Prioritizing Gender and Climate Change in Municipal Budgets in the Philippines

March 1, 2013

In February, PAI’s Vice President of Research Roger-Mark DeSouza met with Partners in the Philippines to identify new opportunities for potential collaboration around population, health and the environment. PAI works with The Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Malawi

January 28, 2013

The combined effects of climate change and population dynamics are escalating food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty levels in many African countries,including Malawi. However, these two issues are not prioritized in broader development plans and resource allocation, and interventions to address … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Kenya

January 28, 2013

The combined effects of climate change and population dynamics in Kenya are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty. However, these two issues are not prioritized and addressed together in the country’s development plans. The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Kenya

January 28, 2013

The combined effects of climate change and population dynamics in Kenya are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty. However, these two issues are not prioritized and addressed together in the country’s development plans. The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) … Continue reading »

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Time for Examination: My Visit to a Community Clinic in Khulna, Bangladesh

December 4, 2012

In October of this year, I had the opportunity to visit the Khulna office of Eminence. I was struck by the stark facilities: a bare office, minimum materials, a remote location – and one staff member, with big arms, a … Continue reading »

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Drumbeats of Change from Malawi

November 26, 2012

  Traveling to Africa, the continent of my birth, right after the U.S. elections results is particularly rewarding for me. Of course, there is palpable delight prevailing throughout the continent on the re-election of President Obama. Yet my excitement has … Continue reading »

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Women at the Center – PAI goes to Portland

October 26, 2012

Through generous support from the United Nations Foundation, PAI co-hosted a dinner and networking event on September 27th in Portland, Oregon focusing on climate change, consumption and reproductive health, and the role of women and girls as agents of change. … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa – Policy Brief

September 11, 2012

Population growth is occurring more rapidly in Africa than in other regions of the world, increasing vulnerability to climate change impacts and undermining sustainable development efforts on the continent. Indeed, most sub-Saharan development policies note that the region’s rapid population … Continue reading »

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