In Sahel: Family planning meets climate change

January 16, 2019

Climate change is having especially devastating effects in the Sahel region of Africa, which also has one of the highest population growth rates in the world. Some scientists believe family planning may help combat both of these issues in the region. This can be a contentious solution, however, because many say adjusting to climate change should not fall on those who are not causing its effects.

“All we can do for these countries which have very little carbon footprint themselves is to help them adapt,” says Malcom Potts, Professor at the School of Public Health and co-founder of Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel (OASIS).

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