Why Population Matters

Population impacts many aspects of our lives, including issues as diverse as poverty, health, education, water, and forests. Population matters even more today because historically high numbers of people are intensifying these impacts on our well-being at a time when the demographic picture of the world is becoming increasingly complex.

Population is more than just a number. A new 11-chapter publication, Why Population Matters, explains how population is connected to other development issues such as maternal health, poverty, security, climate change, and biodiversity.