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  • 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 in the UK – grow, grow, grow

    New population and migration figures from the Office for National Statistics show no sign of an end to UK population growth. Read our statement.

  • The real cost of an iPhone

    Population Matters’ new report examines how consumption is killing our planet, and how Apple, and all of us, can help to save it.

  • The core of the problem: consumption

    At Population Matters, we’ve long intended to launch a campaign targeting overconsumption. At the heart of the environmental crisis that threatens all our futures are our excessive demands on the…

  • Biodiversity at a crossroads: why population matters

    2022 is a big year for the natural world: a new international agreement will be agreed to combat global biodiversity loss. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is intended to ensure…

  • Will environment groups break their silence on population?

    For International Biodiversity Day, some of Population Matters’ most authoritative and high profile supporters have joined us in asking major environmental groups to speak out on population. Chris Packham, Gordon…

  • PM supporters take action on UK aid cuts

    Placeholder lead *UPDATED 14 July 2021: Population Matters is utterly dismayed that the Government won a vote in Parliament yesterday confirming its plan to cut UK aid to the world’s…

  • Heed Attenborough: poll shows people want action on extinctions

    As David Attenborough’s documentaries highlight the crisis, a Population Matters poll shows two-thirds of people in the UK want the same or more priority on species loss as on climate…

  • PM supporters call for UN action

    On 11 July 2019, World Population Day, we launched a petition calling on the UN to recognise the urgency of achieving a sustainable human population if the world is to…

  • Population Matters demands action on biodiversity

    To mark the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22nd, Population Matters is writing to governments across the world to demand action on human population. Our message is simple: continued…