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  • Poll: 74% want to see a UK population strategy

    Poll: 74% want to see a UK population strategy

    According to a national YouGov poll commissioned by Population Matters, 74% of UK adults believe the government should have a national strategy for addressing population, while 64% think the rate…

  • Plastic pollution – viral video diver talks to PM

    Plastic pollution – viral video diver talks to PM

    When British diver Rich Horner captured film of himself swimming through plastic pollution off the coast of Bali, he didn’t expect it to be viewed millions of times. After posting it…

  • Our new patron: a “vegan hippy chick in a race car”

    Our new patron: a “vegan hippy chick in a race car”

    US racing car driver Leilani Münter has become Population Matters’ newest patron. Combining her career driving very fast cars with untiring environmental activism, Leilani is a passionate supporter of the…

  • Ending child marriage “morally right, economically smart”

    Ending child marriage “morally right, economically smart”

    A new report examining the impact of child marriage in Ethiopia has highlighted the many devastating impacts it has on individuals and society. More than one-in-three girls are married below…

  • Population growth – Global South leaders speak out

    Population growth – Global South leaders speak out

    While reasons for concern over population growth differ according to specific countries, they all point to one thing: that our global population is continually rising beyond the Earth’s capacity, and…

  • Big (royal) families are behind the times

    The announcement of the pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge last year was greeted with criticism, as well as congratulations. Some commenters noted that with a soon-to-be family of three,…

  • Population “Factfulness” – where Hans Rosling goes wrong

    Population “Factfulness” – where Hans Rosling goes wrong

    Factfulness, the new book by the late Hans Rosling and his family is rightly receiving a great deal of attention. At Population Matters we commend Hans Rosling as a brilliant communicator and a…

  • Sir David Attenborough: “we need to come to our senses”

    Sir David Attenborough: “we need to come to our senses”

    Placeholder lead “Part of the joy of life is to know and appreciate the world in which we live in, which is full of wonder.” – Sir David Attenborough, Population…

  • Empowering women and melted ice: PM conference 2018

    Empowering women and melted ice: PM conference 2018

    On Saturday, Population Matters’s 2018 conference, Climate change and Us: more feet, more heat? took place in London. Despite appalling weather in the run up to the event, hundreds of…

  • Global Gag Rule – one year on

    Global Gag Rule – one year on

    A year ago, US President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy. This led to major funding cuts to family planning services globally. A year on, the effects are starting…