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  • UN: 2.4bn more people but is end of growth in sight?

    UN: 2.4bn more people but is end of growth in sight?

    Three years after it last did so, the United Nations has today released its updated projections for global, regional and national population change up to 2100. Its key conclusion is…

  • 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,…

  • WORLD POPULATION DAY 2022: CHANGE CHAMPIONS

    WORLD POPULATION DAY 2022: CHANGE CHAMPIONS

    To mark World Population Day 2022 on 11 July, we are giving awards to individuals and organisations across the globe for their progressive, effective and brave work promoting reproductive rights,…

  • Abortion, nation and population – in the US and beyond

    Abortion, nation and population – in the US and beyond

    The end of the constitutional protection of the right to abortion in the US has been praised, as well as condemned, across the world. Population Matters’ landmark Welcome to Gilead…

  • A terrible human cost: Roe v. Wade overturned

    A terrible human cost: Roe v. Wade overturned

    The US Supreme Court has overturned the Roe v. Wade decision which prevented states banning abortion. Twenty-six are now expected to introduce such bans, which will have terrible consequences for…

  • Joan Kembabazi: girls’ education is key

    Joan Kembabazi: girls’ education is key

    At the beginning of June, Sweden hosted the Stockholm+50 conference, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. Joan Kembabazi, one of our Choice Ambassadors, attended…

  • One school, one tree at a time: climate campaigning in Uganda

    One school, one tree at a time: climate campaigning in Uganda

    Voted Environmentalist of Tomorrow by CNN in 2021, Nyombi Morris is a climate change activist from Uganda. With a mission to educate and inspire young people, he’s one of our…

  • Degrowth, the steady state economy and population

    Degrowth, the steady state economy and population

    In a guest blog to mark Degrowth Day, Brian Czech, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, discusses the limitations of the current economic…

  • Children at risk from overconsumption by the richest

    Children at risk from overconsumption by the richest

    A new report published last week assesses and ranks 39 wealthy countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and/or the European Union (EU) on how they are…

  • WELCOME TO HUMANATURE

    WELCOME TO HUMANATURE

    Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. To mark it, PM is launching its new, overarching biodiversity campaign, HUMANATURE. The campaign will highlight humankind’s relationship with nature and the adverse…