Population Matters’ new journal of population and sustainability has its first issue published this month.
The journal aims to act as an interdisciplinary hub for researchers to share their work on the relationship between human numbers and environmental issues. Through the journal we hope to raise the profile of the consequences of population pressure on the environment and establish a community of academics and others working in the field. We aim to publish biannually.
The first issue features papers from former Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Steven W. Sinding, and Population Matters patron Aubrey Manning, considering the general state of the population movement from a historical and personal perspective.
We also have a paper from the philosopher Sarah Conly (who recently appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze’s examination of “population control”), putting the moral case for single-child families.
Additionally, we have a paper examining the links between climate change, conflict and migration in the Middle East, and another analysing the UN’s world population projections and their influence on policy.
The journal also features summaries of projects carried out by London School of Economics MSc students sponsored by Population Matters.