Population growth is speeding toward a number between 10 and 12 billion humans by the end of the century. That rate of growth makes the challenge of building a sustainable future a daunting task. But important research presented in a new book, “World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century,” suggests that population growth projections overlook one crucial variable that could prove to be the ultimate game changer
In this event to celebrate World Population Day, an expert panel discussed a number of strategies for strengthening communities and achieving a range of development goals such as providing appropriate sexual and reproductive health services and investment in education, especially for girls.
On the eve of World Population Day 2014, Roger-Mark De Souza, director of population,environmental security, and resilience for the Wilson Center discusses the latest thinking on population issues.