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News from Population Matters.

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    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…

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    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…

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    The elephant in the womb: unintended pregnancies

    This year’s State of the World Population (SWP) report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) focuses on the worrying issue of unintended pregnancies. Still approximately half of all pregnancies…

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    Squeezing out the wild things

    Today is World Wildlife Day, the most important annual observance day dedicated to wild species. This year, it will be marked under the theme of ‘Recovering key species for ecosystem…

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    The Anthropocene’s emerging threats

    Humanity’s impact on our planet has profound and far-reaching consequences, some of which are less obvious than others. A new UN report shines a light on emerging environmental threats, including…

  • Fat cats and fossil fuel companies: who’s to blame for climate change?

    The richest people drive climate change. But who are “the rich” and does that mean population doesn’t matter? We examine the evidence on climate equality.

  • Biodiversity at a crossroads: why population matters

    2022 is a big year for the natural world: a new international agreement will be agreed to combat global biodiversity loss. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is intended to ensure…

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    How China’s food demand will shape our future

    At close to 1.5 billion people, China is the world’s most populous nation, as well as a major and growing economy, with important environmental implications. A new study shows that…

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    Young voices for the planet: Meet our Choice Ambassadors

    Meet our Choice Ambassadors! Dedicated to fighting for the planet, these inspiring young people champion empowering solutions to our environmental crises. Outreach Coordinator Florence Blondel introduces the team. “The lower…

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    The BBC on population: Re-treading a well-worn path

    Human population dynamics, impacts and challenges are rarely raised or discussed in any depth on mainstream media. So the fact that the BBC gave over one of its flagship Radio…