The world’s current population of 7.7billion will increase to 9.7billion by 2025. This trend is expected to continue and lead to a global population of around 11billion by 2100.

These figures are the undisputed result of lower infant mortality, higher life expectancy, and advancements in fertility treatments. 

However, world overpopulation could cause serious problems. The sustainability of the biotope could be overtaken. This is in ecology, a space or territory that has the right environmental conditions to allow a particular community of living creatures to thrive there.

overpopulation solutions

There are some measures that can be taken to stop population growth:

  • Empowering women

Gender equality should be the central theme of all social, economic, or environmental interventions by governments, businesses, and civil society. This is the only way women can manage their own lives and decide if they want to continue to study, join the labor market, start a family, or have children.

  • Access to quality education for all

Although they may not seem to be related, controlling the population requires a high education. It’s a known fact that girls who are educated in school reduce the likelihood of having children at a young stage, which, in turn, lowers the rate of maternal deaths.

Establishing programs that prevent indigenous peoples from having to leave their homes for work reasons or as a means of survival or due to armed conflicts, enables a more sustainable use of resources, prevents resource depletion and improves the lives of communities, from the moment it prevents families from being separated, alienation and depopulation.