Alistair Currie, Head of Campaigns & Communications
Tel: 020 8123 9170 (24hrs)
Population Matters campaigns to achieve a sustainable human population, to protect the natural world and improve people’s lives.
We promote positive, practical, ethical solutions – encouraging smaller families, inspiring people to reduce excessive consumption and helping us all to live within our planet’s natural limits. We believe everyone should have the freedom and ability to choose a smaller family and support human rights, women’s empowerment and global justice.
You can find recent Population Matters press releases below the information on our spokespeople. For media coverage featuring Population Matters, see here.
Note: in normal circumstances we do not pass on media requests to our patrons.
Robin Maynard, Director
Environmental campaigner, writer and strategist. Robin has held senior positions at Friends of the Earth, the Soil Association and the Forestry Commission, and undertaken work for Compassion in World Farming, among many others. He has been director of Population Matters since 2017.
Alistair Currie, Head of Campaigns and Communications
15 years campaigning experience, including at PETA UK, Cruelty Free International and Free Tibet. Alistair joined Population Matters in 2016.
Emma Olliff, board member
Emma undertakes selected media interviews on behalf of Population Matters. Childfree by choice, Emma is a deep ecologist focusing on farming and its future with regards to increasing population and decreasing biodiversity.
Selected press releases
Population Matters Statement on UK overseas aid cut 27 November 2020
"Dereliction of duty" as WWF ignores population in Living Planet Report 10 September 2020
Population Matters statement on State of Nature 2019 report, 4 October 2019
Conference on population and biodiversity 21 March 2019
Landmark diet report: address population or starve 17 January 2019
Statement on ONS release on childbearing and family size 22 November 2018
Jonathon Porritt becomes new President of Population Matters 2 November 2018
Statement on ONS Overview of UK population 1 November 2018
IPPC 1.5 report: the hidden population warning 8 October 2018
IPCC 1.5 report: will it grasp the population nettle? 5 October 2018
Three-quarters want UK population strategy (poll), 10 July 2018
Population Matters statement on royal baby, 23 April 2018
ONS UK population projections – a century of growth to come 26 October 2017
Traffic Congestion to Cost Nation Additional £9bn by 2030, 9 January 2017