Population Matters resource library

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. Use the search filters below to refine your search, or browse more than 100 papers and documents. You can also find past editions of the Population Matters members' magazine

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Note. Documents published by Population Matters in the past may not reflect current policies or positions.

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Journal of Population and Sustainability

As part of our commitment to research in the field, Population Matters also publishes the editorially independent Journal of Population and Sustainability, exploring all aspects of the relationship between human numbers and environmental issues.

Journal of Population and Sustainability

Population Matters Annual Report 2016-17

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Population Matters Annual Report 2015-16

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Population Matters Annual Report 2014-15

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Contact: Alistair Currie, Head of Campaigns & Communications: 020 8123 9170; alistair.currie@populationmatters.org

A5 leaflet: Sir David Attenborough

Four-page A5 leaflet setting out the case for population concern. Includes a membership application form.

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A5 leaflet: ‘Fiery World’

Four-page A5 leaflet setting out the case for population concern. Includes a membership application form.

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Global biodiversity and population

Briefings and submissions
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Cost of living in the UK

Briefings and submissions
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2016 Overshoot Index

Table indicating degree of ecological overshoot of nations, based on Global Footprint Network data

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Food

Sustainability Insights

Recent UN statistics confirm that the number of undernourished people in the world has been decreasing, but not fast enough to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG 1c) target to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger between 1990 and 2015.1

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The JOURNAL OF POPULATION Matters Issue 1 Spring 2015

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The JOURNAL OF POPULATION Matters Issue 1 Spring 2015

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Sir David Attenborough speech to the RSA, 2011

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Journal October 2013 Vol. 13, No 2

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Journal April 2013 Vol. 13, No 1

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OPT Journal October 2012 Vol. 12, No 2

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Journal April 2012 Vol. 12, No 1

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Optimum Population Trust Journal October 2011 Vol. 11, No 2

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Optimum Population Trust Journal April 2011 Vol. 11, No1

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Optimum Population Trust Journal October 2010 Vol. 10 No 2

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