More than two kids lead to ‘bleak’ future

Benefits helping people in the UK have more than two children should be reviewed according to an environmental organisation as it prepared to campaign for parents to 'stop at two'.

Leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt came in for heavy criticism after suggesting the same policy as the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) laid out today (November 18).

It believes cutting benefits will lead to a ‘non-coercive’ policy of stopping at two, which should help us to face up to the challenges of population and consumption growth and start living within our environmental limits.

In CIWEM’s manifesto the organisation states: “The time for debate has passed.

“The scientific evidence for human-induced climate change is clear, without unprecedented commitment and cooperation, future generations face a bleak outlook characterised by a hostile climate and greatly diminished resources.

“In this context, the next government will find itself in a unique position, it can set the UK and lead the international community onto a trajectory which can give us a reasonable expectation of meeting the climate change challenge.”

Fitting the Bill: A Manifesto for Environmental Action is available to download here.

Luke Walsh

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