Our vision is of a future in which our population co-exists in harmony with nature and prospers on a healthy planet, to the benefit of all.​
“All our environmental problems become easier to solve with fewer people, and harder – and ultimately impossible – to solve with ever more people.”
David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough
Population Matters patron

Current world population


  • US Flags

    JD Vance and the threat to reproductive rights in the US

    Republican vice-presidential candidate JD Vance is causing concern due to his staunch anti-abortion views, which include a nationwide ban.

  • World Population Day: inspiring changemakers and 10.3 billion

    World Population Day 2024 has passed, and the big news is the global population is now due to peak in 60 years. Here we round up a busy day for Population Matters, including an analysis of the new population projections, a look back at our online event and an inspirational new group of award winners.

  • Photo by Heidi Fin on Unsplash

    False Alarm: Britain’s “Birth Rate Crisis”

    The Spectator, a weekly British news magazine, says Britain is in a birth rate crisis. Campaigns and Media Officer Madeleine Hewitt responds and explains why there is no need to panic over falling birth rates.


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