PNG population growth an immediate threat

Radio Australia

02 October 2012

Australia's peak scientific body says Papua New Guinea's growing population is more of an immediate threat to the region's sustainability than climate change.

James Butler, leader of CSIRO's environment and development team, who released the report, says the window of opportunity for aid spending on the problem is "pretty small."

"We've probably got about 10, 15, 20 years to really get it right," Mr Butler told Radio Australia's Asia Pacific.Read more


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