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News from Population Matters.

  • What Is Population Health Environment?

    Population Health Environment (PHE) is an integrated approach to environmental conservation, family planning, and sustainable development. Find out more about PHE and join our campaign.

  • Global Resources Dwindling as Demand Rises

    In the last 50 years resource use has tripled, just as the world’s population has grown from 3.6 billion people in 1970 to over 8 billion today.

  • Six billion units: the Life Cycle of a Smartphone

    Each individual smartphone requires an intensive production process to arrive in your hand. Multiply that by six billion units a year and the environmental impact becomes monumental.

  • Population and the Environment in Nigeria – Too big to go green?

    Nigeria is a country rich with natural resources, but they are coming under strain. With a booming population, what lies ahead for Nigeria’s environmental outlook?

  • Vanishing Icons: The Species Still on the Brink

    Last year, Population Matters released the Vanishing Icons report, examining the plight of six species. Here we provide an update on how these species are faring in the new year.

  • Climate Anxiety: Fear of the Future

    With wildfires, floods, and heatwaves on the news it’s apparent how climate change affects the planet, but it’s important to reflect on how it also impacts our mental health.

  • World Warning: UN Tipping Points

    The UN’s ‘Tipping Points’ report warns of irreversible environmental disasters, yet only hints at one of the underlying causes: population.

  • COP28: In The Era of Global Boiling

    COP28 is the focus of efforts to tackle climate change. But when it comes to carbon emissions, we all have more responsibility to bear than we might think.

  • Black Friday: Waste or Want?

    For Black Friday many stores slash prices leading to one of the busiest shopping days of the year. But what about the environmental impact?

  • Megafauna Crisis

    Population growth is driving our most-loved animals to extinction. Our new report looks at its impact on some of our most iconic species, from tigers to hedgehogs.