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Climate Change: Population

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what part the controlling of population size plays in the development of their policy on climate change. [HL617]

Climate change, population growth, energy demands and the fundamental determinants of health such as food and water are all interconnected. Population growth will increase demand for basic services such as food, water and energy. Climate change will make it more difficult to meet these demands, particularly in developing countries. That is why we need to take necessary action to limit climate change by reducing emissions, and help developing countries to adapt to climate change that cannot be avoided.