Policy Memo Population Dynamics and Climate Change

No. of pages: 32

Publication date: 2012

Author: UNFPA


Climate change is about people as well as climate. During the last 20 years climate scientists have confirmed that global warming over the last century is “unequivocal” and that human activities are “very likely” the major cause (iPcc 2007). it is important now to study in more depth the anthropogenic causes and consequences of climate
change. many of these are grounded in demographic change (o’neillet al. 2010).