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Sahel: Climate Change - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:24 pm on 24th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Lea of Crondall Lord Lea of Crondall Labour 3:24 pm, 24th July 2019

My Lords, there are two aspects to the human impact on climate change. One is the impact per head mainly in the industrial countries and the other is the number of people. I think that the biggest growth rate in Africa is in Niger, where I was, at 7% per annum, doubling in 10 years. How can the Government make more impact, given the imperialism argument and given that we cannot solve the climate change problem unless we decelerate the rate of population growth in sub-Saharan Africa in particular?