Vicky Markham

Center for Environment and Population (CEP)

Vicky Markham is Founding Director of the Center for Environment and Population (CEP), an independent non-profit research and policy organization that addresses the relationship between human population and its environmental impacts. Markham has over 25 years of experience in the fields of environment and population science, policy and public outreach. She started the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Population and Sustainable Development International Program, directed World Wildlife Fund International’s (WWF) Population Program, and headed their delegation to the UN International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. Prior to WWF, Markham was International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) Information, Education and Communications Officer for London, Africa and Asia. She also worked for the Turner Broadcasting System on documentary films, and was Education Officer for the Secretary of Natural Resources in Puerto Rico. Markham is a graduate of Yale University, and has written and edited extensively on the topics, including the AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment, the US National Report on Population and the Environment, and the US Population, Energy and Climate Change report, all available on CEP’s website,