Lead Author and Researcher:
Robert Engelman, Worldwatch Institute
Chapter 1 contributors:
Janet Macharia, Kaveh Zahedi and Bubu Jallow of
the United Nations Environment Programme
Chapter 3 contributors:
Philippe Boncour of the International Organization
for Migration and José Riera of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
Editorial and Administrative Associate:
The editorial team is especially grateful to UNFPA’s Technical Division for
contributing to the development of the report and reviewing drafts: Pamela
DeLargy, José Miguel Guzmán, Werner Haug, Steve Kraus, Daniel Schensul
and Aminata Touré.
Invaluable insights and feedback were provided by Ann Erb-Leoncavallo,
Bettina Maas and Sherin Saadallah of UNFPA’s Office of the Executive
Director; Safiye Çag
˘ar, Director of the Information and External Relations
Division; and Neil Ford, Chief of the Media and Communications Branch.
The editorial team also acknowledges the contributions of feature stories
by other UNFPA staff: Trygve Olfarnes of the Media and Communications
Branch (in the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office), Eduard
Jongstra and Reethu Arjun of the Pacific Sub-Regional Office, and Omar
Gharzeddine of the Media and Communications Branch.
Many others wrote sidebars and feature stories or carried out indispensable
research: Renato Busquets, Juliane Diamond, Ioan Ifrim, Rachel Lander,
Mia MacDonald, Elena Marszalek, Laurie Ann Mazur, Danielle Nierenberg,
Victoria Okoye, Kimberly Rogovin, Scott Williamson and June Zeitlin.
The United Nations Environment Programme contributed the foundation
for Chapter 1, “Elements of climate change.” The International Organization
for Migration and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees jointly drafted Chapter 3, “On the move.”
The editorial team also thanks the Inter Press News Agency and the
Integrated Regional Information Networks for permission to reprint stories
from their news services.
The indicators in the report were generously contributed by the Population
Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs,
UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the World Health Organization, the Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Bank, the
UNFPA/NIDI Resource Flows Project and the Population Reference Bureau.
Lorena Aguilar and Adél Sasvári, International Union for
Conservation and Nature.
Alex Ezeh, Executive Director, African Population and Health
Michelle Leighton, Director, Human Rights Programs, Center for Law and
Global Justice, University of San Francisco School of Law.