Population issues have historically been an important focal point in the debate about global environmental change in both policy and research circles. In the last 15 years, climate change has risen to the top of the international environmental agenda. The links between population dynamics and climate change are often ignored, resulting in incomplete assessments of the causes and consequences of climate change.
Incorporating population dynamics into research, policymaking and advocacy around climate change is critical for understanding the trajectory of global greenhouse gas emissions and developing and implementing adaptation plans, and thus to global and national efforts to curtail this threat. This volume attempt to broaden and deepen understanding across a wide range of population-climate change linkages. It will be of primary interest to researchers in the fields of climate change, demography, and economics. It will also be useful to policy-makers and NGOs dealing with issues of population dynamics and climate change, and to teachers and students in courses such as environmental studies, demography, climatology, earth systems science, and international relations.