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Meeting the existing demand for voluntary family planning is a triple win for women, children, and the climate. Read a summary of the new research here.

Leading researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) used a general equilibrium economic growth model to calculate the impact of different population growth trajectories on emissions. Download study »

Leading demographers at the Futures Group calculated the impact of addressing the unmet demand for family planning services on the world’s population growth trajectory. Download study »

Combined, this research provides the first robust assessment of the cost and emissions impact of meeting the existing global need for voluntary family planning services. Read a summary of the new research here.