Population Matters has been conducting research and producing briefings and government submissions for more than 20 years. You can use this page to find resources on a wide variety of population and environmental subjects.
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Note: Documents published by Population Matters in the past may not reflect current policies or positions.
Printable version of a Gift Aid declaration form for tax efficient donations.
Features World Population Day 2019, Population Declinism, an interview with Dr Edu Effiom and our new Empower to Plan project Jiwsi.
Population Matters’ submission of evidence to the UK Government's National Food Strategy, 25 October 2019.
Population Matters' submission regarding the Synthesis of responses to the Convention on Biodiversity discussion paper - April 2019
Our Patron Sir David Attenborough's speaks out on the need to slow population growth; and we ask: can we sustainably feed our growing population?
Population Matters’ response to Notification 2018-063: Invitation for views on the preparation, scope, and content of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Read an interview with our patron Leilani Munter, about our World Population Day mobile population counter and more.
Twenty-six years ago, 1,700 of the world’s leading scientists urged humankind to curtail environmental destruction and improve our stewardship of the Earth, in order to attain a sustainable future. In 2017, the Alliance of World Scientists published a Second Warning to Humanity, supported by over 20,000 scientists in 184 countries, pointing to runaway consumption of limited resources by a still rapidly growing population
We are writing to you as a group of concerned zoologists, natural historians and conservationists – who are also variously patrons, trustees or staff members of Population Matters, which advocates that both the factors of human population and consumption patterns need to be taken into account when considering the sustainable future of our planet.
Illustrated four-page briefing detailing the impact of human population on the planet.
Intergenerational fairness is a welfare issue because the functioning of the welfare state relies on an intergenerational social contract.
The Government should consider population stabilisation policies to enable the successful implementation of the SDGs
Scotland’s population is growing, but more slowly and ageing more quickly than the remainder of the United Kingdom.
Indefinite growth in anything physical on a physically finite planet is self-evidently physically impossible.