Our campaigns

To achieve a sustainable global population, people need to be empowered, informed and persuaded. Our campaigns are intended to bring about vital changes that make a real difference. Find out more about what we’re doing, and how you can help.

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Population and the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to achieve decent lives for all on a healthy planet by 2030. As things stand, most of them are likely to be missed. This is partly because they fail to address human population growth.

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Call on governments to include population in biodiversity agreement

To prevent further biodiversity loss, we must address the impact of our growing human population. Please call on your country’s environment minister to support the inclusion of positive, choice-based population action in the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework.

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Welcome to the Anthropocene

We now live in the 'Anthropocene' - the age in which the main force altering the planet itself is us. Human population growth is one of the key drivers of those changes. It's vital that people understand what is happening to the Earth and how we can change it. Help us to spread the word.

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Scientists' Warning - time to take action

20,000 scientists have now signed up to a call for governments to take urgent action on the environment. No government has yet heeded them. Add your voice to theirs.

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Protect global family planning from US cuts

The Trump administration has slashed foreign aid support for family planning in some of the world's poorest countries. High quality family planning empowers womern and communities, prevents maternal and childhood deaths and illnesses and helps reduce population growth. Support the campaign to defend family planning where it is desperately needed.

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Sustainable Population Policy

Unsustainable population is a global problem requiring international solutions. Individual nations face their own population challenges, however, and action by national governments will be key to securing a sustainable global population.

As a UK-based organisation, Population Matters is calling on the British government to adopt a globally minded, strategic and ethical Sustainable Population Policy.

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