Roger Martin is Chair of
Britain's leading population concern charity. He has had two careers:
as a diplomat in Africa, Asia, the UN, and Middle East, resigning as a
Deputy High Commissioner; and as an environmentalist as Director,
Somerset Wildlife Trust,
and with countless regional and national Government and NGO ‘green’
bodies on biodiversity, planning, water, agriculture, pollution,
transport, energy, waste, etc; and has chaired many committees in both.
Roger joined Population Matters (then the Optimum Population Trust) in
the early ‘90s, when he started to point out that population growth
exacerbates all environmental problems, and encountered the ‘mad taboo’ of population denial.
Roger Martin was on the panel of the "Too Many People?" debate at
The Great Debate: Facing the Future in