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    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.

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    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.

  • The Road to 10 Billion: World Population Projections 2024

    The United Nations has today released its updated population projections up to 2100. It predicts there’ll be another two billion people on the planet by 2061, peaking at 10.3 billion in the mid-2080s.

  • World Population Day 2024: Change Champions

    To mark World Population Day 2024 on 11 July, we are giving awards to individuals and organisations across the globe for their progressive and inspiring work defending the environment, promoting reproductive rights and enlightening the public about the challenges we face and the solutions available!

  • Why the world needs fewer babies – part three

    The final of a three-part series exploring the widespread push to increase birth rates around the world. In this edition, Campaign and Communications Specialist Florence Blondel discusses our continuing population growth and how we can adapt to a low-fertility future.

  • Why the world needs fewer babies – part two

    Part two of a three-part series exploring the widespread push to increase birth rates around the world. In this edition, Campaign and Communications Specialist Florence Blondel looks at some examples of individuals and governments who are encouraging people to have more babies.

  • Why the world needs fewer babies

    Part one of a three-part series exploring the widespread push to increase birth rates around the world. In this edition, Campaign and Communications Specialist Florence Blondel outlines the issue and unpacks why political leaders are panicking.

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    PHE: The UK Government’s Narrow Outlooks Persist

    Following our campaign for the UK government to fund Population Health Environment projects, we’ve received an official response from the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.

  • Dried up Futures: Drought and Desertification

    Drought and desertification are the worst environmental crises facing the world today. Our new report Dried Up Futures examines how these interconnected disasters are driven by population growth, and the urgent need to act now to save our future.