Submission to the high-level champions on the roadmap for global climate action
1 August 2016
In June 2016, the High Level Champions for Climate Action, appointed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, requested submissions on their Roadmap for Cimate Action following the Paris climate agreement. SPA’s submission explains how greater support for voluntary family planning in high fertility countries is critical for achieving a “safe” climate limited to 1.5-2oC. Emissions projection scenarios which achieve sufficient emissions reductions all assume much lower global population growth than the UN’s current projection. Current global population growth is exceeding the UN’s projections due to neglect of family planning programs. Without greater support for family planning, the successful scenarios are not possible.