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News from Population Matters.

  • Why vegans should promote smaller families

    In this guest blog, medical doctor and environmental filmmaker Sofia Pineda Ochoa explains why all vegans should also care about our unsustainable population growth.

  • Climate Anxiety: Fear of the Future

    With wildfires, floods, and heatwaves on the news it’s apparent how climate change affects the planet, but it’s important to reflect on how it also impacts our mental health.

  • 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 best decision of my life”: The men who chose a vasectomy

    World Vasectomy Day, which falls on 17 November this year, is an annual celebration of the men who choose a vasectomy to help share the burden of contraception and responsible family…

  • Having one child: are only children lonely children?

    Although family sizes are shrinking across the world, having just one child is still often not a popular choice. Our Head of Campaigns, Alistair Currie, who is also a father-of-one, looks at reality and myth.

  • International Childfree Day: Childfree Stories

    To mark this year’s International Childfree Day, we are sharing some of our favourite testimonials from Population Matters supporters who have made the choice to live their lives without having children.

  • People power not state power – population policies that work 

    We take a look at some of the population policies around the world which gave people choices and improved their lives.

  • Pronatalism in the UK: should we be worried?

    The recent NatCon convention attracted a lot of newspaper column inches and backbencher Miriam Cates made a bit of a splash with a speech focusing on the importance of having children. Is there anything to be wary about here? 

  • There are no climate change sceptics here! 

    Sani Ayouba is from Niger and runs the local branch of an African youth climate activism network, JVE. In this guest blog, he talks about the challenges he faced growing up, his childhood dreams and the important work he’s engaged in today.

  • Is population growth yesterday’s problem?

    At Population Matters, we’re often told that population growth is no longer a going concern. But is that really the case?