Empowering Women To Reduce Future Populations
A recent study published by Project Drawdown revealed that, globally, an estimated 225 million women have an unmet need for voluntary reproductive healthcare. The study argues that reducing future populations by empowering women through education and reproductive healthcare, could help to cut 85 Gigatonnes of CO2 emissions by 2050.
With human population growth known to be directly linked to climate change, this means that global access to family planning (for both girls and boys), and empowering women to have more freedom of choice, has the potential to ease global environmental stresses such as deforestation, pollution and loss of biodiversity.
Project Drawdown is the world’s leading resource for climate solutions. The term ‘drawdown’ refers to the point in the future where levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and begin to steadily decline.