Money for contraception better for carbon reduction

LONDON, ENGLAND - Contraception is a cheaper means of preventing climate change than conventional green technologies, The Daily Telegraph reports, according to research by the London School of Economics.

“Every £4 [US$7] spent on family planning over the next four decades would reduce global carbon-dioxide emissions by more than a ton, whereas a minimum of £19 [US$34] would have to be spent on low-carbon technologies to achieve the same result, according to researchers.

The report, Fewer Emitters, Lower Emissions, Less Cost, concluded that family planning should be seen as one of the primary methods of emissions reduction.

The UN estimates that 40 per cent of all pregnancies worldwide are unintended.

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