PSN addresses Danish Parliamentarians on the links between population dynamics and climate change

November 17, 2015


PSN’s Karen Newman briefed Danish parliamentarians on the complex, controversial but critical links between population growth and climate change at an event in the Danish Parliament organised by the Danish Family Planning Association.


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Credit: Danish Parliament

Parliamentarians present included governmental delegates to the forthcoming 2015 Paris Climate Conference, which is aiming to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the objective of keeping global warming below 2°C.

Karen focused on the numbers of people on the move, and the importance of ensuring that a greater understanding of population dynamics, including migration, urbanization and population growth informs the world’s response to climate change. Several parliamentarians afterwards said that they had not known about these links before, and expressed an interest in receiving additional resource materials on these issues.