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  • The core of the problem: consumption

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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…

  • Big Baby calls for small families to cut CO2

    Big Baby calls for small families to cut CO2

    With the critical COP25 climate change meeting opening in Madrid, Population Matters’ 7m-high Big Baby brought a critical message to Westminster on Friday: cutting population growth through choosing smaller families…

  • Sustainable development needs sustainable population

    Sustainable development needs sustainable population

    Placeholder lead On World Population Day 2019, Population Matters is launching our new petition calling on United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to turn the UN’s attention to the need for…

  • Calling for action on biodiversity

    Calling for action on biodiversity

    Population Matters has written to the UK minister for the environment to ask him to press for human population growth to be addressed in plans to update the key international…