Population Matters resource library

Population Matters has been conducting research and producing briefings and government submissions for more than 20 years. You can use this page to find resources on a wide variety of population and environmental subjects. Use the search filters below to refine your search, or browse more than 100 papers and documents. You can also find past editions of the Population Matters members' magazine

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The UK in 2050

Briefings and submissions

While economic changes, urbanisation, technological advancement and environmental degradation all influence consumption and resource-availability, population growth determines the severity of the influence of each factor.

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Public Health Cuts

Briefings and submissions

Following the announcement of £200 million cuts to public health in the UK, we examine the potential impact of these cuts on sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

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High population growth in the UK’s local authorities

Briefings and submissions

UK population levels are expected to grow to 70 million by 2027. Many local authorities already face significant difficulties linked to population growth.

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Public services in the UK

Briefings and submissions

In this briefing, the challenges faced by both public services, and the consequences this has for society, will be explored.

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Teenage pregnancy

Briefings and submissions

One in six pregnancies in the UK is unintended and teenage pregnancy rates are the highest in Western Europe. 

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Population and Resource Security

As the world is faced with other more pressing challenges, resource security is gradually diminishing. 

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How population growth affects poverty reduction

Briefings and submissions

Unsustainable population growth impedes women’s empowerment, redirects government and household resources away from investment and limits job opportunities, while also lowering wages for those limited jobs.

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Water

Sustainability Insights

Availability of fresh water is already a key resource issue for people in many parts of the world, and one which any increase inhuman population can only magnify. A

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Position Statement

Current population growth is both undesirable and unsustainable.

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Response to IDC Inquiry on Humanitarian Emergencies

Briefings and submissions

Increasing access to, and use of, family planning services both generally and in the context of humanitarian emergencies can very significantly reduce the impact of crises on children.

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August 2011

Population Matters Magazine
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February 2011

Population Matters Magazine
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August 2012

Population Matters Magazine
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February 2012

Population Matters Magazine
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August 2013

Population Matters Magazine
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February 2013

Population Matters Magazine
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August 2014

Population Matters Magazine
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February 2014

Population Matters Magazine
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August 2015

Population Matters Magazine
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February 2015

Population Matters Magazine
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