According to the United Nations, the world’s population reached 8 billion people on 15 November 2022. What are the implications of adding one billion people into the world in just twelve years?
Population and Development Review marked the occasion with this collection of essays and reflections from the demographic science community on this population peak, including emphasizing issues of population aging, sustainable development, climate change, as well as investments in universal education and health.
The World at 8 Billion, Raya Muttarak and Joshua Wilde
Introduction, Raya Muttarak and Joshua Wilde
The Urban Century, Deborah Balk
8 Billion and Then What?, Anne Goujon
The Data We Need for the Future We Want, Kathryn Grace and Emily Klancher Merchant
Sustainable Development and the World at 8 Billion, Population Division, United Nations Division of Economic and Social Affairs
Eight Billion Ageing Citizens, Vegard Skirbekk