The year in review

From a population perspective, the year between World Population Days in 2020 and 2021 was extremely intriguing — probably the most interesting since human civilization hit 7 billion people in 2011. Of course, as has been the case for all our lifetimes, the global population set a new record high every single day for a total increase of more than 80 million for the year. In about 18 months, the human population will exceed 8 billion, quadrupling in less than 100 years after hitting 2 billion in 1927.

On World Population Day 2021, we're shining a spotlight on what we see as an ongoing ethical responsibility to future generations: Work every day to create better living conditions for the people and wild creatures of the future. 

We hope you'll download and enjoy our World Population Day 2021 document, a gift to you on this day of advocacy and global sustainability awareness.

This easy-to-read document:

  • Assesses the population-related impacts of COVID-19
  • Offers a grab-bag of important population & sustainability articles from 2020-21
  • Reviews alternative population projections from the past year
  • Redirects baby bust fears and promotes sustainable population advocacy
  • Says “no” to population victim-blaming, and “yes” to gender equality

 

 

 

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