LINKS BETWEEN POPULATION, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Malawi is one of the 15 countries categorized as a “population and climate change hot spot” characterized by a high population growth rate, a high projected decline in agricultural production, low resilience to climate change, and severe water scarcity. Link: Malawi State of Environment and Outlook Report – Environment for Sustainable Economic Growth 2010.
Some of the approaches to reducing climate change effects include Population Health and Environment (PHE). PHE
PHE an approach to address the complex connection between humans, their health and their environment.
EVIDENCE & GUIDING FRAMEWORKS ON MALAWI’S INTEGRATED APPROACH
- Malawi National Climate Change Policy (2012)
- Malawi is a signatory to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). A global treaty with over 90 countries as parties.
- The country has developed the Malawi Growth & Development Strategy (2011-2016) which recognizes link between population, environment and development.
- Malawi is now finalizing a climate change policy.
- A National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) was developed in 2006 to respond to climate change. The NAPA recognizes rapid population growth and links to agriculture.
PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES
- Malawi RAPID Booklet
- Malawi RAPID Brief (English)
- Malawi RAPID Brief (Chichewa)
- Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Malawi
- Linkages between Population Reproductive Health Gender and Climate Change Adaptation in Malawi: Case study from Lake Chilwa Basin
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