Blue tit
27 March 2019

UK nature under assault: failed biodiversity targets and water shortage

The United Kingdom is already one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, yet the onslaught on our natural environment is showing no signs of slowing. Two key new reports demonstrate that UK wildlife and freshwater sources face a dire future unless urgent action is taken to protect them.

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Population Matters letter to Rt Hon Michael Gove re Convention on Biodiversity

Briefings and submissions
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Butterfly
13 March 2019

Calling for action on biodiversity

As the latest of many scientific reports identifies population growth as a driver of biodiversity loss, Population Matters calls for action.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May
1 March 2019

Crisis? What crisis? Government complacency on environment

The UK and Scottish Governments have responded to a letter from Population Matters with platitudes and complacency. In the case of the Scottish Government, their reply was sent eight months after we first contacted them.

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1 December 2018

Protest: together for climate change

Join Population Matters and thousands of others in a march and demonstration to demand meaningful action from the UK government on climate change.

 

Timetable

Assemble from 12pm near the Polish Embassy on Portland Place.

Rally with speeches 12.30-1.30.

March to Downing Street, where the Frack Free United Declaration against fracking will be handed in.

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20 April 2017

The UK election, overseas aid and family planning

Since this item was written, the Prime Minister has confirmed that the commitment to current levels of aid spending will remain a part of the Conservative Party programme for government if it is re-elected. In a brief comment, she also said: “what we need to look at is how that money is spent”. 

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10 November 2017

Should greens back immigration controls?

Two senior green campaigners have today released a paper calling on UK environmentalists and people on the political left to recognise the need for action on immigration. 

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Response to Inquiry into Intergenerational fairness

Briefings and submissions

Intergenerational fairness is a welfare issue because the functioning of the welfare state relies on an intergenerational social contract.

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Response to the Domestic Implementation of the SDGs Inquiry of the Environmental Audit Committee

Briefings and submissions

The Government should consider population stabilisation policies to enable the successful implementation of the SDGs

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THE DEMOGRAPHY OF SCOTLAND AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVOLUTION

Briefings and submissions

Scotland’s population is growing, but more slowly and ageing more quickly than the remainder of the United Kingdom.

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