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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…

  • A job or a child: India’s coercive population policies

    A job or a child: India’s coercive population policies

    While many people associate “population control” with preventing people from having children, our Gilead Watch campaign exposes how some countries and politicians are restricting – or seeking to restrict –…

  • 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…

  • Nature needs a helping hand

    Nature needs a helping hand

    The Living Planet Report was jointly released today by WWF and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), revealing that on average wildlife populations have dropped 69% since 1970, a stark…

  • 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…

  • Gender Equality 86 Years Away

    Gender Equality 86 Years Away

    At the current rate of progress, full gender equality will be achieved in the year 2108, according to a new UN report released yesterday. Why has so little headway been…

  • 2022: A BIG YEAR FOR GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

    2022: A BIG YEAR FOR GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

    In December this year, a new international agreement will be adopted by the world’s nations to combat global biodiversity loss. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is intended to ensure that by 2050…