Hmm, it would be nice to see the evidence that over population per se causes climate change defined as the impact of excessive and high temperatures and weather patterns.
There are more proven causes of climate change than increases in population which the highly industrialized countries should focus on to produce the needed reversal or slow down of climate change.
To suppose that the desire of young Africans to have children is a major driver of climate change is driver of climate change is a mistake, frankly.
Like most global issues, increases in population has pros and cons, but to discourage young Africans from having children is counter productive to efforts to deal with climate change.
COP27 if it is to succeed should focus on the main polluters, the industrialized countries of USA, China, Europe / The West, India, etc to brace up and embrace the greener technologies and also assist the non polluters like African nations to go green as they catch up with needed industrialization and modernization.
HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Senior Fellow/Medical Consultant at the Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria, established by HRI Global (former HRIWA). He is a member of the World Health Organisation’s Technical Advisory Group on Integrated Care in primary, emergency, operative, and critical care (TAG-IC2). As the Cross River State Commissioner for Health, he led the introduction of the Homegrown Quality Tool, the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance Programme, in Nigeria (2004-2008). For sustainability, he established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria. His main interest is in whole health sector and system strengthening in Lower, Low and Middle Income Countries (LLMICs). He has written six books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance programme, suitable for LLMICs, including the TOOLS for Implementation. He served as Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association’s Standing Committee on Clinical Governance (2012-2022), and he won the Nigeria Medical Association’s Award of Excellence on three consecutive occasions for the innovation. He served as Chairman, Quality & Performance, of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act 2014. He is member, National Tertiary Health Institutions Standards Committee of the Federal Ministry of Health. He is the pioneer Secretary General/Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers. (http://www.hifa.org/support/members/joseph-0 http://www.hifa.org/people/steering-group). Email: info AT hri-global.org and jneana AT yahoo.co.uk