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  • Taking Action at the Apple Store, London

    Taking Action at the Apple Store, London

    With a population of 8 billion and counting, we’re using up the renewable sources of 1.7 Earths. If we continue on our current trajectory, we’ll require 3 Earths by 2050. …

  • Family Planning, Sex Education and so much more

    Family Planning, Sex Education and so much more

    Last week in Pattaya City, Thailand, Population Matters sponsored and participated in the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP). A community of 3,500 people travelled from across the world to…

  • Only connect: population & planet

    Only connect: population & planet

    Three critical events are taking place this month; the COP27 climate talks in Egypt, the International Conference on Family Planning in Thailand, and on Tuesday, 15 November – the symbolic…

  • Do We Really Have Eight Billion Opportunities?

    Do We Really Have Eight Billion Opportunities?

    8 billion strong, 8 billion possibilities, 8 billion innovators. That’s the messaging coming from the UN in recent weeks as we edge towards 8 billion people on the planet. But…

  • Fighting floods, patriarchy and child marriage in Pakistan

    Fighting floods, patriarchy and child marriage in Pakistan

    An estimated 1,325 people have died in Pakistan’s floods, including 466 children. These are girls and boys whose dreams were cut short by a changing climate and communities who are…

  • Population Matters sends “Fake News” award to Elon Musk

    Population Matters sends “Fake News” award to Elon Musk

    As we have previously reported, the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, has an increasing preoccupation with population. With his tweets and comments showing no sign of diminishing or becoming more…

  • Exploring the links between environment and human well-being

    Exploring the links between environment and human well-being

    In June, Population Matters’ Researcher and Policy Adviser Monica Scigliano travelled to Finland to present a paper at the Planetary Futures of Health and Wellbeing conference. In this blog post,…

  • The work of Na’leb’ak – local change-makers in Guatemala

    The work of Na’leb’ak – local change-makers in Guatemala

    Na’leb’ak is a team of local change-makers that empowers girls and engages communities about family planning in rural indigenous Guatemala. A past Empower to Plan partner, Na’leb’ak received a £5,500 grant from Population Matters,…

  • Too fast, too slow, just right? The UN’s 2022 population projections

    Too fast, too slow, just right? The UN’s 2022 population projections

    Published today, the long-awaited United Nations global population projections are causing plenty of debate. Should we worry about too many people or too few? Do they mean salvation or catastrophe,…

  • David Attenborough’s greatest achievement

    David Attenborough’s greatest achievement

    Population Matters Patron Sir David Attenborough turns an impressive 96 years old on 8 May. The beloved broadcaster has much to be proud of and it is probably no exaggeration…