Family Planning & The Environment
We change global and institutional biodiversity and climate policy, promoting the importance for the conservation of nature of removing barriers to family planning. We design and manage projects integrating family planning and conservation action. We are the only member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature with 50 years’ family planning expertise. We also have Observer Status to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and UN Environment.
Climate change and reproductive choice
Since 2021’s climate change conference, several sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organisations have told us that they want to begin actively engaging in climate change policy and action. Whilst they know and understand the critical importance of reproductive choice as a climate adaptation and resilience building response, they have also shared that climate change is such a massive topic, that it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. Therefore, with our partners at MSI Reproductive Choices, YADNET and PHE Ethiopia Consortium, we have responded to these calls for support and published “Climate change engagement: A guide for SRHR organisations”. This guide sets out some initial steps these organisations can take, to continue to build the movement of organisations working on national climate change policies and action.
Watch our COP27 event Removing barriers to family planning within African climate policy processes at which we launched the guide.
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