Even more of us means even less for nature. A better future is possible.

Every one of us places demands upon our planet – the very demands that have caused the changes that threaten us and the natural world we depend on.

In 1800, there were less than one billion people on Earth. Today, there are more than 7.9 billion and growing. Unless we take action there are likely to be 11 billion people by 2100.

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“All our environmental problems become easier to solve with fewer people, and harder – and ultimately impossible – to solve with ever more people.” – Sir David Attenborough, Population Matters Patron

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