1 November 2018

Key WWF report fails to address overpopulation

WWF International’s latest report on the state of the world’s wildlife once again shies away from addressing the ‘elephant in the room’. As one of the world’s most influential and popular environmental organisations, WWF is failing in its duty to confront the main driver of species decline: unsustainable human population pressure.

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26 October 2018

UN population report: progress, but much to do

The new State of the World Population 2018 report published by the United Nations Population Fund highlights the importance of having the power to choose the timing, number, and spacing of children in order to promote global economic and social development.

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11 July 2019

World Population Day

This year, we are delighted to be marking World Population Day on three continents. For the first time, we will be in Lagos, Nigeria and New York, USA.
Our message on July 11th is that there can be no sustainable development without sustainable population.

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18 October 2018

Report: Ageing populations are good

A new opinion paper published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution argues that societies should embrace ageing populations instead of fearing them.

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Position Statement

Current population growth is both undesirable and unsustainable.

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Optimistic assumptions required for food sufficiency for 10 billion people by 2050

Briefings and submissions

1. Climate change will not prevent continuing increases in crop yields;
2. Ocean acidification will not reduce fisheries;
3. Water will continue to be readily available for farming;

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Population and food security

Briefings and submissions

‘End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.’ The world set itself a considerable challenge in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Ending child poverty in the UK through smaller families

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The demographic dividend can accelerate economic growth

Briefings and submissions

The term “demographic dividend” (DD) refers to the accelerated economic growth that a country can achieve when it has a low dependency ratio or, in other words, when the proportion of its population that is of working age is greater than the proportion of its population that doesn’t work (e.g. children and the elderly).

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Climate Change and Population – Links and Trade-Offs

Briefings and submissions

 “The strong correspondence among emission, population, and GDP rankings reflects the importance of population and economic growth as emissions drivers.” (Climate data: insights and observations, Baumer & Pershing, Pew Center on Climate Change, December 2004.)

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