Scheme offers chance to offset carbon footprint by paying for contraceptives

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 07 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5307
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Campaigners working to curb rapid population growth have come up with an innovative way to fund contraceptive services in parts of the world where these are lacking—by getting the public to make a donation to the projects as a means of offsetting their carbon footprint.

    Meeting the unmet need for family planning could be the most cost effective way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, says the UK charity the Optimum Population Trust, which is behind the scheme. The group hopes the initiatives will help to highlight the population issue at the climate …

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