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
- Improves access to health services, especially family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services and information,
- Helps communities manage natural resources in ways that improve their health and livelihoods,
- Conserves the critical ecosystems upon which they depend.
PHE an approach to address the complex connection between humans, their health and their environment.
Effects of rapid population growth on health and environment at Lake Chilwa – Photo by LEAD SEA
Lake Chilwa Basin Climate Change Adaptation Programme (LCBCCAP); Leadership for Environment and Development – Southern and Eastern Africa (LEAD SEA)
EVIDENCE & GUIDING FRAMEWORKS ON MALAWI’S INTEGRATED APPROACH
PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES
You can read more about PHE by clicking on the links below:
Deepa Pullanikkatil: Climate Adaptation Efforts Reveal Health-Environment Links in Malawi