With the worldwide inhabitants set to succeed in 8 billion folks subsequent week, Robin Maynard argues that funding in household planning, gender equality and schooling would have a profound constructive affect on the planet
9 November 2022
AS THE world desperately seems to COP27 for options to the local weather disaster, on 15 November – within the very midst of the convention – the UN will symbolically mark the purpose when our international inhabitants reaches 8 billion folks. The timing could also be a coincidence, however the two are undeniably linked.
Earlier this 12 months, a key report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Local weather Change unequivocally acknowledged:“Globally, Gross Home Product (GDP) per capita and inhabitants development remained the strongest drivers of CO2 emissions from fossil gasoline combustion within the final decade.” Unsurprisingly, then, a significant research into local weather …