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November 18th 2010
November 1st 2010
Population pressure and biodiversity (press release)The Optimum Population Trust welcomes the outcome of the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit by the parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity; but believes the lack of prominent reference to the...
October 14th 2010
Child benefit debate ignores sustainability (press release)Optimum Population Trust, the UK’s leading environmental charity and think tank campaigning for sustainable populations for the UK and globally, believes that the current debate on changes to the child...
October 13th 2010
One billion go hungry on World Food Day (press release)Today, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates there are over one billion hungry people, more than ever before. Despite the Green Revolution of the 1960s and the subsequent decades of...
September 7th 2010
Papal Visit: Green NGO attacks “inhumane” contraception ban (press release)The Optimum Population Trust today urged British Catholics and non-Catholics alike to protest strongly to the Pope about the ban on contraception. OPT Chairman Roger Martin said: “The Catholic Church does...
July 8th 2010
New index highlights most overpopulated countries (press release)Singapore is the world’s most overpopulated state, followed by Israel and Kuwait, according to a new league table ranking countries by their degree of overpopulation. The UK...
July 2nd 2010
Carbon offset scheme funds family planning projects (press release)Helping women, young people, fisheries, and the planet Following the November launch of their unique carbon offset scheme, ‘PopOffsets’, the Optimum Population Trust has announced funding for two...
March 30th 2010
Parties must speak out on population (press release)A group of leading environmentalists today call on political parties to end their “silence” on population during the forthcoming election campaign and speak out on the risks posed by UK...