The world’s surging population is a big driver of environmental woes but the issue is complex and solutions are few. This is according to experts attending a four-day meeting on Earth’s health, Planet Under Pressure.
Director of the Institute of Population Ageing at the University of Oxford, Sarah Harper, states that, “If you have economic development and you educate women, and women get labour market opportunities, they tend not only to reduce the number of children but crucially to delay when they start having children.”
In the same vein, Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network’s Stephen Tyler, is of the view that such changes can have a ‘surprisingly fast’ effect on reducing birth rates.
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