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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…

  • Population news from around the globe

    Population news from around the globe

    With the birth of the planet’s 8 billionth person just around the corner (15 November), conversations around population growth are becoming ever harder to ignore. The facts are striking; half…

  • 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…

  • As progress continues to falter, how do the SDGs get back on track?

    As progress continues to falter, how do the SDGs get back on track?

    The UN’s Sustainable Development Report – updated annually and now in its 7th iteration – details the progress made against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals which aim to achieve decent…

  • 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,…