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    Progress in family planning – but a long road ahead

    Last week, Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released its annual report. The project is designed to enable 120 more million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use modern contraception…

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    How to feed the world without destroying it

    A new report investigates the enormous challenge of feeding our rapidly growing population without further damaging our environment and worsening climate change. [UPDATE: Since this story was written, another major…

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    Speaking out on climate change

    Population Matters’ Patron, Sir David Attenborough, is spearheading ‘The People’s Seat’ at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP24)  in Poland this December. In a short video by the UNFCC secretariat, Sir…

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    Running to stand still? Meeting family planning targets.

    A new report shows that the world is still not on track to meet contraceptive use goals by 2020, largely due to lack of government action and funding shortfalls.  Slow progress The…

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    What do declining global fertility rates really mean?

    A new study published in The Lancet has highlighted how fertility rates have declined over the last generation. There are no significant surprises in the report – which uses slightly…

  • Campaigning for more UK aid for family planning

    Access to family planning services is vital to poverty reduction and the success of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). This was the message delivered by Population Matters volunteers, who spent…

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    Meet our new chief executive

    In December, Robin Maynard started work at Population Matters as our Interim CEO. In this interview, he explains why he is here and what he hopes to achieve. What’s your…

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    The UK election, overseas aid and family planning

    UPDATE, 21 April 2017: Since this item was written, the Prime Minister has confirmed that the commitment to current levels of aid spending will remain a part of the Conservative Party…

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    Livestock, extinction . . . and population

    Last week, Population Matters attended the high-profile Livestock and Extinction conference in London, organised by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and WWF-UK. The conference brought together experts on food production, wildlife, the…

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    Meet our new President: Jonathon Porritt

    One of UK’s most high profile environmental campaigners is to become the new President of Population Matters. Former Green Party leader and director of Friends of the Earth, Jonathon Porritt…