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News from Population Matters.

  • Can we meet our water needs?

    Population Matters will be taking part in the UN Water Conference in New York this week, to riase the critical linkahge between water and population.

  • Lowering infant mortality will lower population growth

    A recent paper published by a group of Australian academics has found that reducing infant mortality rates will lower global population growth. Their answer: better access to contraception and family planning.

  • A planet of 8 billion and the future of humanity

    The Journal of Population and Sustainability explores all aspects of the relationship between human numbers and environmental issues.

  • What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

    Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day. At Population Matters, we celebrate our female supporters and we’d like to mark the day by asking them What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

  • Greenwashing: what is it and why does it matter?

    Greenwashing. You’ve almost certainly heard of it, but what exactly does it mean and what is being done about it? We look at the practice and why we should be vigilant against corporate claims to be “green”.

  • Polarised access to contraception in Europe

    Each year the European Contraception Policy Atlas is published by the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights (EPF). Last week, their 2023 version was released and we were in (online) attendance at the launch event in the European Parliament.

  • There are no climate change sceptics here! 

    Sani Ayouba is from Niger and runs the local branch of an African youth climate activism network, JVE. In this guest blog, he talks about the challenges he faced growing up, his childhood dreams and the important work he’s engaged in today.

  • Is population growth yesterday’s problem?

    At Population Matters, we’re often told that population growth is no longer a going concern. But is that really the case?

  • The World of Population Projections

    The UN is generally considered the top dog of population projections but are there any viable alternatives?

  • Six months on from the overturning of Roe v. Wade

    The 22 January would have marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, had it not been overturned in June last year.